There are three PC game features that really ought to be industry standards by now: FOV sliders, colour-blind friendliness, and Dishonored’s blink ability. While the latter is showing signs of widespread adoption, some of the biggest games of recent times have forgotten to provide options for those made nauseous by an uncomfortable field-of-view.
Thankfully, Deus Ex won’t be among them them. February’s Mankind Divided will be a thinking man’s shooter, and a thoughtful one too.
Why not spend the intervening months with one of the best first-person shooters on PC?
Asked whether Eidos Montreal’s promising sequel will offer adjustable FOV upon its February 23rd release, executive game director Jean-François Dugas confirmed that the PC version will include a slider.
PC version will have it. https://t.co/MwsqmyLHg7
— Jean-François Dugas (@Jeffachoo) November 13, 2015
Most play with field-of-view to avoid the subjective conditions that cause motion sickness. But you can also alter your FOV to expand your view over the battlefield, and clearly there’s a benefit to having that kind of holistic perspective in a game like Deus Ex – more about absorbing your surroundings and planning accordingly than reacting to sudden threats.
Here’s our Fallout 4 FOV tweak guide, since Bethesda’s opus is one of those offending titles mentioned earlier. Have you ever been put off a game by an unyielding FOV?