Bethesda Explains Decision To Make Indiana Jones Game 'Mostly' First-Person

Have you recovered from the reveal of Indiana Jones and the Great Circle yet?! Today's Xbox Developer Direct finally pulled back the curtain on the new project from Bethesda and MachineGames, and it's arriving later this year!

As we'd expected, the game will mainly be experienced from a first-person perspective, and this was elaborated on by Design Director Jens Andersson via the Bethesda website earlier today. In a blog, he mentioned that the game's first-person view will allow players to "explore and experience things more intimately" as Indiana Jones:

“Our game is about putting you in the shoes of an iconic hero. Since we are doing this mostly in first-person, you have the chance to truly become Indy. First-person makes you part of this world – allowing you to explore and experience things more intimately. What will you do when you’re dropped into this adventure with your wits and your whip?"

However, as we saw during the gameplay footage at Dev Direct, there will be times when the camera pulls back to reveal a third-person view - so it'll be interesting to see how often this happens throughout the course of the adventure.

What are your thoughts on the Indiana Jones game being "mostly" first-person? Is that what you were hoping for, or you would have a liked a primarily third-person perspective? Come and tell us!

We've put together a poll down below, but don't forget to leave a comment as well!

If You Could Choose, Which Perspective Would You Pick? (333 votes)

  1. First-Person32%
  2. Third-Person68%