While playing Dark Souls 3, one fan discovers a camera glitch for From Software’s action-RPG that changes the game’s perspective to that of a Diablo title.
For those Dark Souls 3 fans who want to add yet another wrinkle of difficulty to From Software’s most recent release, they would do well to utilize a glitch found by YouTuber Kappamari that positions the game’s camera directly above the main character. As it turns out, once the glitch goes into effect, Dark Souls 3 still retains its somber, eerie atmosphere and punishing gameplay, but with the combination of the bird’s eye view and action-RPG elements playing off of one another, it’s hard to not see parallels between From Software’s title and one of the entries from Blizzard Entertainment’s Diablo franchise.
However, considering the video of the glitch is named “Grand Theft Souls”—with Kappamari implying the camera’s positioning is reminiscent of the original GTA—and taking into account the fact that the footage clearly depicts Dark Souls 3‘s combat gameplay as being nowhere near the speed of Diablo‘s action, some might argue the comparison is a stretch. Be that as it may, the glitched near-isometric view within Dark Souls 3 would probably remind most fans of Diablo before any other title, if only for the similarities in both games’ themes and styles, so the resemblance is apt in our eyes.
At any rate, as seen in the video below, Dark Souls 3 fans can pull off the camera glitch by making their way to the Pontiff Sulyvahn bonfire, and then by hopping down from the top of a ledge to a lower section outside. Afterwards, the camera gets stuck, so to speak, on the higher point, and remains in that position by not panning down with the main character.
Should Dark Souls 3 fans wish to implement the glitch, time is of the essence. From Software is set to release a patch update for the title on all platforms today, but the studio didn’t to clarify as to whether or not Kappamari’s find of the game’s unintentional top-down view will be nixed. Naturally, though, it’s safe to assume the glitch will get ironed out sooner or later.
Nevertheless, with Dark Souls 3 breaking sales records by providing publisher Bandai Namco with the most successful launch day in its history, and by becoming the fastest-selling title within the franchise, even if From Software irons out the camera glitch, perhaps there will be enough seed money for the studio to create a brand new IP with an isometric view. The game’s director, Hidetaka Miyazaki, did explain that Dark Souls 3 was the end of the series so that developers could branch out with fresh ideas and projects, after all.
Of course, with Dark Souls 3 having just recently released, speculating on any of From Software’s future prospects is jumping the gun. The studio is undoubtedly hard at work at the moment on the game’s first of two planned DLC expansions, which is set to come out later this year. Even so, should Dark Souls 3‘s developers make an announcement for a top-down or isometric game sometime in the future, we wouldn’t complain.
Dark Souls 3 is out now and is available for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.
Source: Kappamari – YouTube