Fortnite and PUBG Bring Player Driven Experience To Action Games

Musings of a Mario Minion

We’ve survived the intense lens flares and even the muddy brown era, but games have reached a cinematic head in the last few years. We have richly detailed camera modes, gorgeous landscapes to set them against, and the resolution of the Gods. But what have we lost to these movie screen moments of high action? Fortnite and PUBG seem to have found the answer and snuck it straight into the industry.


One of Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild‘s strongest draws was its ability to offer ‘player driven moments’. Those satisfying instances of ‘will it work’ that herald a system of logic and intuitive player understanding. Anything you would expect to happen in real life will work in the world of Link’s latest adventure, creating an experience as fluid and intuitive as you could hope for in a virtual world. Crucially, this organic manipulation of the game world…

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