A designer at Evolution Studios has posted a video showreel, which features a glimpse into a possible socially-orientated user interface for Driveclub at the 1:25 minute mark.
Some cunning NeoGAF users have picked the few seconds of video apart to find out more information about Driveclub, which we really haven’t heard enough of since the initial delay from a PS4 launch title to at some point this year. It suggests that the Lamborghini Aventador will feature in the game, alongside a 599 series Ferrari, suggesting that they’re going after big-name manufacturers to license their cars for the game.
Furthermore, if this UI is anything resembling the final Driveclub interface, then it looks quite good (if a bit similar to current trends found in FIFA 14 and Assassin’s Creed IV), and suggests the game will have a heavy focus on social interaction.
That could mean a dedicated photo mode, rather than using the Share button, allowing the game to become its own social networking platform, with like, following and friend systems present, complete with a notifications option, as well as the eponymous club features.
There’s also hints of an XP system alongside in-game currency, which seems pretty standard, as well as the option to watch replays or view friends’ stats.
It’s definitely a solid basis for a UI, and whether it has been developed further or scrapped, allowing the designer to use it in his showreel is yet to be seen. There’s no confirmation that everything present is correct and in the final game, but it’s likely they will be if featured here.