Indiana Jones and the Great Circle is going to be primarily a first-person game, though during cutscenes and some gameplay moments (like some instances of environmental traversal), the game will pull its camera back and enter a third-person view. During the Developer_Direct, members of the game’s development team explained the choice to go with a first-person view for the game, and what it will bring to the experience.
“We have the opportunity to tell a new Indiana Jones story for a modern gaming audience,” said senior narrative designer Edward Curtis-Sivess. “Our game is all about putting you in Indy’s shoes, letting you see and feel what he sees and feels. For us at MachineGames, we do that best through first-person. It’s the ideal perspective to bring you into the rich, exciting, and interactive world we’ve built. We believe that being up close and personal to the adventure is key, making each action feel like your own.”
Cinematic producer Mitra Ashkan Far added, “Whether it’s cracking your whip, solving puzzles in ancient temples, or seeing your knuckles go bloody in a fistfight, all of these moments are much more intense in first-person. But we still want you to have those moments seeing his iconic silhouette with a hat and the whip, and so, for things like cutscenes and environmental traversal, we pull the camera back for a third-person view.”
Over on the official Bethesda blog, design director Jens Andersson said, “Our game is about putting you in the shoes of an iconic hero. Since we are doing this mostly in first-person, you have the chance to truly become Indy. First-person makes you part of this world – allowing you to explore and experience things more intimately. What will you do when you’re dropped into this adventure with your wits and your whip? The world of Indiana Jones is a world with mysteries around every corner, where you’re racing against the clock and outsmarting your enemies as you hunt down artifacts.”
Meanwhile, it’s also been confirmed that though Harrison Ford’s likeness is being used, Indiana Jones is going to be played in the game by Troy Baker.
Indiana Jones and the Great Circle launches later this year for Xbox Series X/S and PC.
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