Ghost of Tsushima was one of the crucial visually beautiful video games at E3 this week, with its lush grass and sweeping landscapes, a cinematic recreation of 13th Century Japan slashed crimson with blood.
Sucker Punch’s imaginative and prescient was near an Akira Kurosawa film, achieved by eradicating any hint of a conventional HUD on the display – there was no well being bar or weapon icons anyplace to be seen.
Sadly that stripped again look isn’t the aesthetic the developer goes for with the completed sport, as Sucker Punch has confirmed it’ll have all the standard display furnishings we anticipate from an open world brawling sport.
Based on Sucker Punch’s Chris Zimmerman, the UI was eliminated so it didn’t distract gamers or immediate too many questions.
“This isn’t going to be a UI heavy sport, it’s not like there’s crap everywhere in the display. However this isn’t a creative assertion,” he mentioned.
“We take it out as a result of in any other case I’ve to clarify all of it. We needed to verify the demo we’re exhibiting is as distraction-free as potential.
“There will likely be UI on display. As a result of there are some issues like reminding the participant what their present goal is which are finest executed by placing textual content on the display.”
Zimmerman mentioned there was no intention of tricking followers by not exhibiting them options of the sport, however it was extra about getting suggestions after exhibiting it publicly for the primary time.
“It’s been an unintended experiment,” he mentioned. “This was not an intentional factor to confuse individuals about whether or not we had no UI or not. One of many issues that’s enjoyable about E3 is you are taking the imaginative and prescient you had and put it in entrance of individuals and see what the response is.
“We’re not going to be UI free however we might find yourself pulling again and determining methods to make it much less intrusive than it already is.”
Ghost of Tsushima is a PS4 unique, however it doesn’t at the moment have a launch date.