Assault! is going to change to first person view and it will also feature a Server-list system.
Posted by Painkiller_93 on Apr 2nd, 2011
Assault! becomes FPS
As some players told me, and I think they are right, a third person view doesn't fit very well with the game style, so Assault! will change to a first person perspective which I think it will give a more immersive gameplay.
As nearly all FPS nowadays, you will have a crosshair in the center of the screen, but you will also be able to aim using mouse right button and get also more precision.
In order to adapt to first person, I'm working on new, more detailed weapons and animations. Here's an advance of handgun and W47 in first person view:
Handgun and Hands have been created by Jon Fletcher, and AK47 is modeled by Alexander Kolesov, from Acknex Unlimited. I animated both of them and I also modified a bit AK's mapping and geometry to make it look better.
One of the lacks of Assault! is not having a Server-list system, people isn't able to join other games unless the contact with server creator and give him the IP.
In order to solve this I'm working on a Server List system which will show all currently active servers, and also you will know how much people is playing on that server or in which map they are playing. This way you will be able to join a game by doing a simple click over the server name. I hope this will rise Assault! number of players.