In the event you’ve been aggravated by the seemingly superfluous cutscenes for transitions, they don’t seem to be going to get any higher.
In the event you’ve been enjoying the Outriders demo forward of the shooter’s launch you might need observed its reliance on utilizing cutscenes to transition between areas. In response to its developer, Folks Can Fly, these are required for the sport’s multiplayer to perform seamlessly.
Eurogamer reached out to Folks Can Fly after noticing that the demo featured quite a few cases of cutscenes for small transitions that may in any other case be an in-game animation. Folks Can Fly’s artistic director Bartek Kmita defined that the choice was made to make use of cutscenes in order that different gamers in your occasion have context for what transition is going down.
“It began fairly pragmatic, as a result of we wanted a system that may assist us teleport the gamers and stream another content material to begin to load the opposite enviornment,” Kmita defined. “A great instance is opening the door. That was solely as a result of folks in playtests mentioned, ‘Oh, the place am I? Why was I teleported?’ So, we wanted to have these cutscenes. We could not have finished it so manually you’ll be able to undergo the doorways, as a result of now we have a multiplayer recreation that opens completely different issues for us.”
Outriders would not use devoted servers to energy its co-operative gameplay, so Folks Can Fly cannot depend on that structure to assist gamers transitioning and exploring completely different areas of the map on the identical time. This implies it requires these transitions to group everybody again up once more, with Kmita explaining that it is unlikely to alter.
“I wish to have the door opening animation for 2 seconds, however nonetheless enjoying along with my mates, than simply breaking up by way of transmission,” Kmita continued. “So we selected this resolution. We perceive it is not the most effective.”
The system is particularly jarring when enjoying solo, which Folks Can Fly has marketed closely as a viable possibility for Outriders. These transitions do not disappear regardless of lots of their goal not being required, which makes the sport really feel outdated when in comparison with what number of fashionable titles deal with these asset masses.
Outriders launches on Xbox One, PS4, and PC on April 1.