Lords of the Fallen’s developer needs to “permit our gamers to incarnate the hero (or cumbersome horror) of their goals” and is giving them the means to do exactly that.
Authentic Lords of the Fallen developer Deck 13 was among the many first outdoors of FromSoftware to strive its hand on the soulslike formulation, and after a protracted absence, the collection is ready to make a return later this 12 months, this time with Hexworks on the helm. Having dropped ‘The’ from the title again in March, it now bears the identical title as its predecessor, but in some ways, notably in relation to character customization, it could not be farther from the 2014 title.
Within the newest concern of PLAY journal, Lords of the Fallen artwork director Alexandre Chaudret reveals that rather than an outlined hero like the primary sport’s gruff star Harkyn, the crew at Hexworks have been eager to let gamers have free reign over the protagonist this time round. “We needed to provide gamers the flexibility to create their very own distinctive digital personas, so we constructed upon [Unreal Engine] 5’s know-how to create a personality editor,” Chaudret explains.
In accordance with the developer, giving followers the liberty to style a personality of their very own selecting, whether or not that be the standard chiselled hero sort or one thing extra unconventional, is all a part of making them really feel extra absorbed within the sport’s cosmic horror-inspired darkish fantasy world. “We imagine that customization is a robust result in immersion and needed to permit our gamers to incarnate the hero (or cumbersome horror) of their goals,” he says.
Lords of the Fallen is because of launch on October 13, 2023, for PS5, Xbox Sequence X/S, and PC. In our Lords of the Fallen preview, we discovered it to be on monitor to ship not solely a surprising revival, however an expertise that will properly trump all the opposite Darkish Souls rivals.
You may discover lots extra Lord of the Fallen information, in addition to the complete interview in PLAY #31. Print and digital subscriptions to the journal can be found by way of Magazines Direct.