80% of Batman: Arkham City Will Take Place On The Streets
Posted on Thursday, March 31 @ 14:32:56 Eastern by Daniel Bischoff
If you're creating an open-world game, there are a couple of things you've got to focus on. How the player gets around in the world is HUGE. If you screw that up, your game will suck. Luckily Batman has a couple of neat tricks up his sleeve. If you haven't seen the latest trailer, you should probably check out the dark knight's dive-bombing, gliding, and grappling abilities above.
Now that you've seen that in action, it's time to start getting concerned about the second major factor open-world games have to nail to be playable. How populated is the Arkham-slice of Gotham going to be?
When we saw Batman: Arkham City in action at GDC, we got the impression that collectibles, riddles, enemies, and random events would be littered across the city's landscape and rooftops. While developer Dax Ginn told PSM3 that 80% of the game"takes place on the streets" I think the skyline is included in that statement.
Batman: Arkham City is scheduled to release on October 18th.
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