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CommonTroll Apr 6, 2014 @ 7:18pm
Will there be a cockpit view?
Just curious, I do love cockpit views in space sims. I can imagine there would be some difficulty getting it to look right for the larger ships, but the smaller ones wouldn't have as much of a problem.
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Schlongman Sam Apr 7, 2014 @ 5:21am 
I hope so ;)
Kaypix Apr 7, 2014 @ 11:40am 
Thanks for your question. At this time we're not planning on cockpit view of the ship, but once we have all the other aspects of the game locked down we'll look at ways to enhance the player experience.
Kris Apr 7, 2014 @ 12:09pm 
If you go into mouse control (default key is V) and hold down shift and scroll in the camera all the way in, it will be placed where the cockpit is and the cockpit mesh will be turned off. It's the closes we have to a cockpit view at the current time.
CommonTroll Apr 7, 2014 @ 3:42pm 
Cool, thanks for the response! Can't wait til' I have some time to play, this game looks awesome.
TheDude47 Apr 16, 2014 @ 5:33am 
good.
kimikazio Apr 16, 2014 @ 10:20am 
same as racing games. The cockpit view is the top element of immersive experience.
When you play through cockpit view is like you are inside the Car/ship or whatever it is.
look at EVE online: everything looks from outside of the ship, then EVE Valkyrie appears with cockpit view for dogfithting and all, and its like: Wow amazing!

it think every vehicle-based game needs an inside view from the point you are driving, that makes you feel you're inside of it.
king daddy Apr 16, 2014 @ 12:45pm 
Yeah looks good, but the cockpit view is a deal breaker for me, sorry.
If it changes then yes would defintely be on board, best of luck to you.

KD
Cutterjohn Apr 16, 2014 @ 2:22pm 
I'm late to the party on this one, but I'd love a cockpit view IF you have the time/resources/assets w/o pulling them away from other parts of the game...

@king daddy
one of those 3rd person perspective single character RPG fans eh? (Can only take that when controlling a party/group o.w. it's just pointless narcissism to me... single player since comps can handle it now, I prefer 1st person AND prefer 1st person spacesims even w/fleets, but I can stand 3rd person for spacesims...)
Kaypix Apr 16, 2014 @ 3:19pm 
Alright,here's a shot of 1st person in Kinetic Void
http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=249935079
Starting at 10 seconds I'm in what I call "1st person mouseflight view"...then I go out to 3rd person and back etc.
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Wickerson Apr 16, 2014 @ 5:10pm 
Kaypix, thanks for the 1st person video. I can tell how 1st person doesn't really work for KV at the moment, and it would likely take significant resources and time to make it work well. The biggest problem I see right away are the shields obstructing the view when you're hit.
xtc May 13, 2014 @ 3:11pm 
Originally posted by Wickerson:
Kaypix, thanks for the 1st person video. I can tell how 1st person doesn't really work for KV at the moment, and it would likely take significant resources and time to make it work well. The biggest problem I see right away are the shields obstructing the view when you're hit.

Seems to be a real life problem too: http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/181773-physics-students-figure-out-how-to-make-star-wars-deflector-shields-in-real-life

...In fact, since the plasma blocks all frequencies at or below the threshold dictated by its density, you probably won’t even be able to see past your own deflector shield....
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KHCloud May 14, 2014 @ 2:39pm 
Just grabbed this on Humble Bundle and came to ask about cockpit view ...

As Kimi stated before, for me also cockpit view for vehicle games is a huge thing, cars, planes, ships, whatever, I love being able to virtually sit int he cockpit and look out just as the driver/pilot would, visual obsructions and all.
There is a huge difference between 1st person view and cockpit view.

I understand that this might not be a priority but I was wondering if it is something you guys are considering adding in at all? even near the end of development.
Osi May 15, 2014 @ 8:14am 
I just grabbed this off of Humble, and am extremely happy that there is no cockpit view. This is a huge, huge plus. I can't tell you how many times I try to a space sim game and I am unable to view from the outside of the ship. Finally, a sim that is actually a sim :)
KHCloud May 15, 2014 @ 10:38am 
Originally posted by Osi:
I just grabbed this off of Humble, and am extremely happy that there is no cockpit view. This is a huge, huge plus. I can't tell you how many times I try to a space sim game and I am unable to view from the outside of the ship. Finally, a sim that is actually a sim :)
yeah because what crazy world would it be to simulate being a pilot from a pilots point of view? or a driver from a drivers pov etc.
There is also no reason why having a true cockpit view would mean 3rd person isn't available, I don't know any game that does that.
aether.tech May 15, 2014 @ 1:10pm 
A cockpit view for fighters would be about the only reason I could think of to say "add this feature" for larger ships, a "cockpit" would be an entire bridge.
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