Post by Steve Farrelly @ 03:48pm 06/03/15 | 9 Comments
2K has sent through word a new update for the asymmetrical monster vs humans romp, Evolve, will drop in an all-new Observer mode for the game, allowing fans, friends and foes to watch rounds as they're happening, and also includes an added-value "survival-odds" betting type of system.
Off, but sort of still on topic as well, our review is still incoming and seeing how the post-release landscape has shaped out, we're glad we've held off. Expect an official verdict next week though. And now back on topic:
Observer Mode. Fully Free. All Platforms. Coming at you soon.
As we’ve said many times before, we are fully committed to our community – never breaking you apart from your friends based on what content you own, and always looking for ways to hook our players up with things like free community features.
Here’s a quick run-through of how Observer Mode works:
Be a Shoutcaster!
— You can now have Custom matches with 1 to 5 players, then add an Observer to your game, using the Hunter/Monster selection screen. Not only can you watch the game as the sixth player, but you can also use Observer mode to livestream these matches with added commentary. Think you got what it takes to be the next DB? Now you’ll have the tools to give him a run for his money.
Jump between character cameras!
— One of the coolest things about watching a match live is being able to see the Hunters coordinate and then jump to where the Monster is lurking. With Observer Mode, you’ll be able to seamlessly switch views between Hunters and Monster. Once a character camera is selected you’ll be able to rotate the camera around the character to see what is happening behind or beside them. Just highlight the Hunter (or Monster) you want to see and you’re there.
MinMax the HUD!
— We have created a custom HUD that gives you vital information about everyone playing without the on-screen clutter. Want to see stuff like the current perks being used and expected survival odds? Done. Want to overlay the minimap? No problem. Just want to enjoy a cinematic angle? Toggle the whole thing off, kick back and enjoy the view. On top of all this, you can even outline characters, making it easier to see them across the map.
— Yes, a DaisyCam. You’re welcome. Provided a player has selected Maggie, you can follow everyone’s favorite trapjaw, Daisy.
Watch a trailer for the new Observer Mode embedded below, and check back with us next week for our in-depth review.