Star Wars: Battlefront showcased seamless first person/third person gameplay on Monday at the EA Press Conference, and the effect looked great, offering players choice on how to experience the Star Wars universe.
One of the ways fans can experience Star Wars: Battlefront is by playing as either Luke Skywalker or Darth Vader. However, only the third-person view was shown with that gameplay at EA’s press conference. In speaking with Craig McLeod, Producer on Star Wars: Battlefront, Craig confirmed to the Inquisitr that the Jedi combat will be strictly third-person in the next iteration of Battlefront.
“It’s all third person. We had to look at it [and] it became incredibly difficult to know what’s around you, so from an accessibility point of view, and from what we know from trying different things, we really felt third person was the best experience.”
This means that when lightsabers clash in Star Wars: Battlefront this fall, players will do so seeing their iconic heroes dueling it out as opposed to seeing the action unfold from a more intimate perspective. However, the inclusion of both first and third person views for the gunplay and vehicle combat was important to the Star Wars Battlefront development team.
“That was one of the most important decisions we made. We at DICE are renowned for doing first person games, but when you look at your twitter feed, when you look at player requests: one of the biggest things we see is ‘We really want third person.’ People remember from previous games. So at any time, whenever you’re playing, you can swap between first person and third person by pressing down on the D-Pad. We even went one step further., you can swap between shoulder cams, so whether you want to be over the right shoulder or the left shoulder. We understand people prefer that, especially depending on where you are in the map.”
Star Wars Battlefront has taken E3 2015 by storm, with some of the longest lines in the convention center to go hands on with the highly anticipated title. Previously, the Inquisitr detailed some information on co-op survival missions.
Also confirmed by at E3 was the information that all platforms – PC, Xbox One, and PS4 – will receive their downloadable content at the same time, making it so there is platform parity in terms of content for Star Wars Battlefront.
Star Wars Battlefront launches on November 17 on PC and current gen platforms.
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