The holiday season of 2014 looks like another great year for fans of racing games. Last year, there was the double-whammy of console motorsports with Forza Motorsport 5 for the Xbox One and Gran Turismo 6 for the PlayStation 3. This year, Project CARS and Driveclub are the new contenders out to challenge the veterans.

We first spotted Driveclub last year at the E3 video game trade show, and it was supposed to be a launch game for the PlayStation 4. However, It went into development limbo for a little while, and it didn't emerge until recently with an October 7 release date.

Sony is hoping to renew interest in the game with two new trailers that show of its sophisticated lighting model. Both videos feature Driveclub's ability to stage races that shift in lighting as the time of day changes. From a graphical standpoint, it's pretty impressive to gradually notice that the headlights are shining off obstacles and other cars until the world is bathed in darkness.

The new footage also gives a glimpse at how Driveclub handles its racing. Even at E3, the game seemed to have slightly less realistic handling than Forza or GT. It's more obvious here with the narrow roads, lots of sliding cars and bashing around in order to pass. It's quite a different approach from what we see from Project CARS that appears to lean more in favor of a driving simulation.

Scroll down to check out the two latest looks at the upcoming game featuring a Pagani Zonda R and a Maserati Gran Turismo, and let us know in Comments which new racing game you're most looking forward to.

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      • 1 Year Ago
      This is what the NFS series would have turned into if they didn't suck. Reminds me of NFSII: SE at the mexico track
      • 1 Year Ago
      Yeah, I really feel this game is like the early Need For Speed games...very welcome!
      • 1 Year Ago
      Wow i hope forza horizon 2 will look like this but the way headlights glow on horizon are more detailed
      • 1 Year Ago
      These new games look great, but I think I'll pass. I'm not buying a new PS4 just to play another game.
        • 1 Year Ago
        After getting rooked into buying a PS3 for GT5 and 6, I may wait it out for a while.
      • 1 Year Ago
      We all knew this would end up playing like NFS or PGR. This was never going to be a sim. But it does look absolutely fantastic. Makes the most recent Forza look like a Mobile OS game, but then again, the PS4 is superior tech wise to the XB1 and Sony's devs are superior to boot.
      Kuro Houou
      • 1 Year Ago
      Wow it gets dark quick!! One turn its dusk, next turn its dark.... thought it would be more gradual.
      Captain Stu
      • 1 Year Ago
      I think I see where they're going and I kind of like it. One negative is that in the 3rd person view it looked like GTA at times. I wonder what the game play revolves around.
      • 1 Year Ago
      I can participate in a day-to-night race in GTA V on my PS3 and look at the same effects. Next gen is still in early stages and not worth getting yet.
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