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Session Name: Exploration in Ghost of Tsushima: Letting the Island Guide You
Speaker(s): Parker Hamilton
Company Name(s): Sucker Punch
Track / Format: Design

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Overview: A gust of wind sends a pile of maple leafs scattering east towards a temple peaking through the treetops. An epic duel awaits. En route to vengeance, a fox darts across Jin's path into the golden forest. Approaching the temple, a rescued peasant thanks Jin for his help before informing him of the location of a Mongol War camp not far away. nnA variety of tools were used in Ghost of Tsushima to keep players looking at the world and eager to explore. This talk explores how these methods not only help players discover content, but support the fantasy of a lone samurai roaming a perilous landscape.

Game Developers Conference 2021

Parker Hamilton

Sucker Punch

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