New FPS for iOS lets you play with only two fingers
| by Shunal Doke |
There's a new touchscreen FPS in town. But what sets The Drowning apart from other FPS games on touchscreen devices is the control scheme—instead of opting for the typical virtual stick system, Scattered Entertainment has gone for a gesture-based system that lets you play with just two fingers.
Developed by the former Executive Producer of Battlefield, Ben Cousins, The Drowning will run on the iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPad 2, iPad 3, iPad 4, iPad mini and the iPod Touch 5th generation, and the developers at Scattered Entertainment said that the Android version is planned "further down the line". Find the trailer of the game below.
“We have the same conclusion everybody does if they play a first-person shooter on the touch-screen, and that's that the virtual stick system just doesn't work,” Ben Cousins said in an interview with Eurogamer. “It feels a bit strange to me that developers of FPS games on touch-screens are harking back to the previous platform. It reminds me of how early cinema used to stick the camera in front of the stage and there would be curtain calls at the end of the movie. You need to create a new paradigm for a new platform. We did some research. We put these games with virtual sticks in front of core FPS players on console and PC, who were really skilled players, and they just hated the controls.”
Can be played with just two fingers
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