Sections

Dishonored dev champions player choice for “authored” feeling

Monday, 26th March 2012 01:28 GMT By Brenna Hillier

The more approaches a player can take to a situation, the more they own the consequences, according to Arkane Studios boss Harvey Smith.

Arkane’s next game, Dishonored, purports to offer a wide variety of gameplay options – shooting, stealth, magic and more.

“One could argue that the game is stronger with a pure focus on [one kind of gameplay], but we find it more interesting when a range of options present themselves,” Smith told Sneaky Bastards.

“To us, the most interesting games constantly present the player with inputs and outputs that work in as many general cases as possible: gradients related to movement, powers/weapons, morality, and enemy perception.

“So many things can happen in that environment that the end result feels like something the player authored.”

Smith said Far Cry 2, previously flagged as an example of a stealth as an optional path, is one of his favourite games.

“Personally, I think analogue awareness would add to many games. If I play a zombie apocalypse game or a shooter, I really want to be able to play cat and mouse,” he said.

Dishonored is expected on PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 sometime this year.

Thanks, Blue.

Latest

4 Comments

  1. LOLshock94

    “Smith said Far Cry 2, previously flagged as an example of a stealth as an optional path, is one of his favourite games.”

    Wait…far cry 2 actually had stealth….what the actual fuck.

    #1 3 years ago
  2. Stardog

    Wait…far cry 2 was one of his favourite games…what the actual fuck.

    #2 3 years ago
  3. ejams

    Hey, hey, Far Cry 2 was pretty good. Lots and lots of driving, weird AI at times, but overall a pretty damn good game. I’ll agree with the stealth part though, biggest waste of money getting that ghillie suit in the game when it doesn’t do jack shit. Get the big sniper and fuck all :)

    #3 3 years ago
  4. The_Red

    I didn’t like Far Cry 2 but enjoyed something like Boiling Point pretty much for the same crazy reasons. Still, not the best examples for their approach.

    #4 3 years ago

Comments are now closed on this article.