Many games are tailor-made for their perspective but what would a first-person option look like?
When rumours came out about CD Projekt RED’s Cyberpunk 2077 being a first-person game, many were sceptical. When it was confirmed, some fans felt outright betrayed and wanted a third-person option to feel that much closer to their character. But if a developer known for primarily third-person experiences can handle a new perspective, then what would other games be like in that regard? Let’s examine 15 games that need the first-person treatment, whether for reals or as twisted experiments.
Tom Clancy’s The Division
Though the essence of Tom Clancy’s The Division is tactical gameplay through the use of cover and abilities, having a first-person perspective would offer some interesting options. The cover system could be implemented in a more nuanced manner, depending on how exposed a player’s POV is (so the longer you have a clear shot, the more accurately enemies could hit you). It would require changes to enemy accuracy, bullet spread, recoil and whatnot but regardless, we could see a first-person loot grinder with more emphasis on cover being interesting. Speaking of which…