Firefall eSports Toolkit Announced

Red 5 Studios is officially announcing Firefall‘s new eSports toolkit, developed for its competitive gaming community, which includes unique spectator modes and streamlined shoutcaster controls.

Check out this video for details:

Mark Kern, CEO of Red 5 Studios, said:

“At Red 5 we feel that it’s crucially important to eSports and pro players that developers make their games fun to watch and easy to follow. This new eSports Toolkit provides an unprecedented set of tools that will help shoutcasters produce the best possible broadcasts of Firefall’s elite competitive gameplay, thus improving the spectator’s overall experience.”

The Toolkit offers two spectator modes: Observer and Broadcast. In Observer Mode, anyone can choose to watch matches through an assortment of cameras at their disposal, including the Action Cam, a dynamic top-down camera that calculates where the action is and auto-zooms accordingly; static cameras that can be switched to on-the-fly for a number of easily accessible viewpoints; and selectable player cams that show gameplay focusing on any player.

Broadcast mode includes a number of additional features specifically added for shoutcasters, including replay controls – which allow users to skip forward and back 10 seconds, pause, slow motion and fast forward – a Multi-Camera Preview for linecutting into a broadcast, and built-in player stat tracking.

As an eSports viewer, I love the sound of this.

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