So we have reached our latest stretch goal (thank you!) and we have to come up with a new one. But its quite hard to come up with something which would be possible to implement and at the same time interesting enough. So I was thinking what was the most interesting but possible thing many people asked for and 3rd person camera came to my mind.
And now we have big dilemma. Our intention was always to create very immersive game and part of that was 1st person view and first person combat. To create good 1st person combat is a very challenging task, so we want you to play the game this way. On the other hand as a side product of implementing 1st person combat, we have very good looking 3rd person view as well which animators use during development.
The game looks great from 1st person and I believe, that its much more immersive, but on the other hand, the chance to see your hero sometimes, or ride a horse from 3rd person would be cool. I was originally strongly against it, because I thought that it would make our effort on 1st person stuff worthless, but now I dont think that is the case. Its the same as giving people more cameras in racing game.
Just to explain a little. The 3rd person would be available outside, on horse and during combat. In interiors, we would most likely switch to 1st person, because collisions are problem and interiors are usually bigger in 3rd person games, so since we aim for accuracy and our interiors could be very cramped, that would be only exception.
So what do you think? Feel free to tell us your opinion under the poll.
- Yeah! Do it! 3rd person view is a dream come true!
- No way! This will ruin the uniqueness of the game!
- I am OK with that, but I will play it in 1st person anyway.
- I dont care. Give me a choice and I will decide what I prefer more.