Drive Club Time of Day

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.