Shadow of the Tomb Raider Video Reveals the Map View and Shows the UI

Shadow of the Tomb Raider's UI Lead David Boileau introduces the game's new map view and gives a glimpse of the UI designed for a cinematic experience.

Square Enix and Eidos Montreal released a brand new Shadow of the Tomb Raider video starring UI Lead David Boileau.

Boileau talks about the fact that the team wanted to focus on the “maturity” of the UI’s presentation, reducing noise and congestion to create a cinematic experience and avoid sucking the player out of the immersion of the experience.

He also mentions the old adage that implies that when the UI is unnoticeable is actually when it’s good.

We also get to see the map. The team went for a top-down approach with something similar to a satellite view, to achieve a grounded approach.

You can check the video out below. If you want to learn more about gameplay, you can enjoy DualShockers’ own preview. You can also enjoy another videofrom the same series released a while ago, alongside a second clipa third one, and a fourth which is particularly interesting, as it provides a look at machinery and puzzles. The fifth video focuses on lightingThe sixth is about visual effects, The seventh is showcass the enemy AI, and the eighth is all about traversal.

Shadow of the Tomb Raider will release on September 14th for PC, PS4, and Xbox One. If you want to reserve a copy of the game, you can currently pre-order it on Amazon.

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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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