Square Enix's The Quiet Man Shows PS4 Controls and Focus Mode in New Videos

Square Enix released some new footage of The Quiet Man for PS4 and PC, showing off the game's HUD-Less approach to combat.

By Giuseppe Nelva

August 14, 2018

Square Enix revealed three brief videos of its upcoming action-adventure game The Quiet Man.

The first shows the controls on PS4, while the second and third videos are perhaps more interesting, as they deal with Focus Mode.

The second video shows the “Focus Meter” which is a gauge measuring how focused protagonist Dane is. The intriguing part is that the game doesn’t have any traditional HUD, so where’s the gauge? If you look to the right of the screen there is a lens flare. It starts at the bottom right and it’s red. As Dane hits his enemies, the flare moves upwards and it turns blue. That’s the focus meter.

Once the meter is full, you can use it to activate Focus Mode, which will enable powerful finishers, as you can see in the third video.

The Quiet Man is set to launch for PS4 and PC, but we don’t yet know when. As far as Square Enix mentioned so far, it’ll be a digital release only.

If you want to see more about the game, you can check out the original teaser trailer that was revealed during Square Enix’s showcase at E3 2018, and the first gameplay screenshots that were released a few days ago, and the first extended look at gameplay.

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Giuseppe Nelva

Hailing from sunny (not as much as people think) Italy and long standing gamer since the age of Mattel Intellivision and Sinclair ZX Spectrum. Definitely a multi-platform gamer, he still holds the old dear PC nearest to his heart, while not disregarding any console on the market. RPGs (of any nationality) and MMORPGs are his daily bread, but he enjoys almost every other genre, prominently racing simulators, action and sandbox games. He is also one of the few surviving fans of the flight simulator genre on Earth.

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