One of the focuses of this new console generation has been social interactivity. The means to show and share awesome moments that occur in games is now easily doable thanks to system-based recording features. The folks at Avalanche Studios are looking to embrace this idea with Just Cause 3 because, well, there are a lot of awesome moments that happen in these games and you’ll want to share them. atombash.com recently spoke with Omar Shakir, Content Producer, and Francesco Antolini, Principal Designer of Just Cause 3, about sharing clips and how players can use monorails as weapons of epic destruction.
Games like Just Cause 3 are all about memorable moments as you destroy something in glorious fashion. When these moments happen, you’ll want to have the best camera angle possible so that everyone can bask in awe of the amazing explosion. Francesco Antolini tells us that they have designed the game and the camera around the idea of the player wanting complete control as soon as possible. He explains that the camera will automatically align itself behind a vehicle, however, the player will also have the option in the menu to override the automatic alignment.
“If you want to explode something and then keep your camera looking at the explosion you can do that,” added Antolini. Thus making for the perfect shot to share with friends and the online world.
Creativity, wonder, and intense moments all play a part in Just Cause and that continues with Just Cause 3. The player is free to explore their imaginations and make a grand spectacle out of things. Omar Shakir shared with us one such example: tethering a monorail to a helicopter.
“What’s supposed to happen? It’s being pulled, it’s physics and that’s how I viewed these guys approaching the game. Systems in every direction and the player converge to create a spectacle out of all these systems,” Shakir said
Antolini added, “Sometimes our monorail is a weaponized carriage. If you manage to get onto the monorail, you can hack the weaponized carriage and the moment you hack it, it will work for you. Say you are being followed by enemies and you manage to land on the monorail and from the moment you hack it, it will begin to shoot at the enemies coming after you. It’s pretty cool.”
I don’t know about you, but that sounds pretty damn epic.