First-Person Or Third-Person Bond?
We always appreciate it when developers check with the gamers for their ideas and preferences; Activision and Treyarch did just that in regards to their latest Bond game, Quantum of Solace.
The publisher issued a poll asking fans of the franchise if they'd like to stick with a first-person Bond, or if they'd rather try something new in a third-person action game. As it turns out, there really isn't a definitive answer, as Treyarch community manager Josh Olin said the market survey was mostly split. It was about 60-40 in favor of FPS. (source- MTV Multiplayer) However, that's good news, because Treyarch has worked to implement both viewpoints into the game, even though it's "primarily played" as a first-person shooter. When Bond takes cover behind walls, though, the game shifts to third-person, and it will also move to third during certain action sequences as well. Therefore, it seems that you really can satisfy both sides of a debate, even if one side does - technically - get the win.
If you'd like to read more about the upcoming game, feel free to check out our Quantum of Solace preview. You can expect the title to arrive some time this November, and we're hoping it'll be a great holiday option.
Related Game(s): Quantum of Solace
8/12/2008 Ben Dutka