Free roam mode


#1

I was hoping that at some point, you guys could put in a “training” mode or “Free roam mode”.

This isn’t supposed to be a style of play, but a way of allowing hunters/players to explore the maps you’ve created and try some exploration/practice.

So if you pick a hunter, you can choose IF you want any wildlife.

As a monster, you can choose if you want to remove wildlife, or even add Ebonstar soldiers .

In General:
-This can allow for some great screenshots and portraiture for the hunters and monster
-This can allow people to get landscape shots of your terrain and world.
-This can only improve the marketing and advertising material available that will let us fans create more useful backgrounds and themed items.

For the monster:
-The purpose of this is to give the monster some “play time” to get used to their abilities! How they chain, react to humans, etc.

For the hunter:
-Free exploration for screenshots and otherwise would be really nice. An option to switch off your guns would be good too for screen capture purposes.
-Would be great to get the lay of the land.

I think it should TECHNICALLY be easy to create a mode that has no victory conditions or otherwise to do this. And I hope it’s something you will consider :smile:


Poll: Would you like to see FREE ROAM mode?
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Theatre [photo] mode
#2

I just want free roam to look for cupcakes!


#3

Pick free roam as Sunny. You will never be at a loss for cupcakes :sunny:


#4

I would absolutely love this! Some of the maps have very nice ambiance but it is hard to enjoy it when you’re being hunted by hunters.


#5

This would be awesome.
I wants


#6

I agree! And I always feel bad as a hunter while the whole team goes rushing off after the monster and I’m like “One moment, getting a great wide angle with my UAV. Be back in a few!”


#7

Please, TRS, I so want this! :open_mouth:


#8

Its not free roam without skate boards.


#9

TRS someone has put my desire into words please add a feature like this!


#10

I almost feel like I should bring someone into the thread… But I’m not sure who to try.


#11

We all want to look for those cupcakes…


#12

Maybe if this thread gains enough apraisil the devs might consider it


#13

I can certainly hope so :smile:


#14

I have been wanting something like this since the game’s release! Would love it if this actually happened at some point. :smile:


#15

What a great idea!


#16

@MacMan

Any possibility of this?


#17

Not immediately. That would be a bit more involved so that we could make sure the camera couldn’t get out of the world. There are a lot of occluders and such that control how much of the environment a player can see at once, which relates to performance. So a freelook mode would need to sort of be like an invisible character moving through the world so all collision checks were maintained. Should be doable, but not immediately.


Theatre [photo] mode
#18

Sounds good to me, thanks for the reply.


#19

Thank you for the response :smiley:

Doesn’t have to be exactly “free look” however. Would love to just be… a hunter/monster of choice on the map solo :smile:


#20

On the topic of spectator mode, will we be getting a second slot for observer mode in the forseeable future?