Driving A Real World Car Like A Video Game Car

It's awesome enough that Rooster Teeth would rig up a Ford with a third-person camera, to attempt to drive like one does in a video game. What really makes this video shine are the Yakuza extras karate-kicking the test subjects.

This is an aspect of video games that was long overdue for the Mythbusters treatment, so, kudos to the geniuses who made it happen. After mounting the camera on a Z-bar hitched to the truck's bumper, they then blacked out the windows so that the driver was forced to use the third-person perspective. God are they driving slow. And still hitting the traffic cones and inflatable pedestrians.

Why does it still boggle my mind that driving a video-game car like a real world car is just as disorienting and deadly as driving a real-world car like a video-game car? What this needs now is Grant Imahara to hook up the steering wheel to an Xbox 360 controller, so that the guy driving can drive with third-person controls and a third-person view in the first person. And I just hurt my brain.

Immersion (Pilot) [Rooster Teeth, thanks Greg B.]


Comments

    Love that slow motion kick at the end

    The problem with first-person views in driving/action games is that they don't give you peripheral vision or the ability to move your eyes or turn your head slightly. Why not? because it'd be a shit to control, accelerating and braking with two buttons, using a stick to look and a stick to turn. And shooting or changing gears with another set of buttons. Not so bad on a PC but a recipe for flying controllers on a console.

      Yeah agreed, the only one I played that even came close (read: not at all) was that fairly recent test drive game... But the framerate wasn't so crash hot in the cockpit view so it didn't work so well.

    That would be so bloody hard. Everything would be out of whack.

    That is the single greatest thing I've seen all year. God, I wish I "worked" at Rooster Teeth.

    I saw the video yesterday, and loved it. I hope one day we'll all get to live that dream. Minus the yakuza, though.

    Triads are a possibility...

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