New particulars emerge for the superior wanting Witchfire
It is onerous to consider it has been somewhat over a yr since we have final heard about Witchfire. Coming from developer The Astronauts (The Vanishing of Ethan Carter), the sport seems to be to be adapting a number of the graphical strategies utilized in that sport together with the pedigree of the studio’s previous (these guys beforehand labored on Painkiller and Bulletstorm). Whereas we nonetheless haven’t got much more information to go off of, that’s going to alter in a short time.
Within the first of many updates to come back, The Astronauts have introduced that weekly updates on the event of Witchfire will likely be coming each Wednesday. Whether or not meaning the sport will likely be releasing subsequent yr is anybody’s guess, however preliminary work on degree design and artwork has been accomplished and weapons are getting modeled.
Because the weblog publish places it, “Loads of asset work has been accomplished. Now we have dozens of weapons prepared, they’re being animated at this very second. Now we have sufficient modeled and animated enemy fashions to make a good portion of the sport, and certainly one of us is presently ending the work on the core AI that can govern all of them. For 2 years now, the graphic artists have been engaged on the map belongings largely utilizing the photogrammetry tech. The precise ranges are being meshed. The principle options have all been designed and simply wait till their implementation time comes.”
The very best half, although? “Witchfire will not be a story-based sport. There’s lore to find and decipher, however no cut-scenes to observe.” That seems like absolute heaven to me. I do not thoughts a robust story (my love of Yakuza would not make sense if I did), however environmental storytelling is the place shooters excel. Making me care in regards to the maps I am digging by way of and choosing up on enemy cues ought to be extra vital than stopping the motion to exposit at me for minutes on finish.
Should you’re all in favour of following up with every new replace, be certain to observe The Astronauts on Twitter and Fb. Any new Witchfire information will hit there, first.