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Main Menu & Player HUD Previewed + UI Roadmap for 2017

Posted by Suzie Ford on Apr 18, 2017  | Comments

Main Menu & Player HUD Previewed + UI Roadmap for 2017 - Crowfall - MMORPG.com

ArtCraft's Billy Garretsen is the UX Design Lead for Crowfall and he's published a new article packed with screenshots of the game's Main Menu, Player HUD and describes how each has been reworked for better functionality and use. As the game is moving from theoretical prototyping to actual shipping mode, he and his team are working to nail down the specific and the mechanics for each.

With regard to the main menu, Garretsen wrote:

Crowfall does not have the typical MMO server/shard structure and instead has a bigger emphasis on visiting numerous worlds and being engaged in multiple active campaigns. Because of this, we knew that we needed to prioritize browsing and discoverability of worlds. What we came up with is a multi-category world browser that serves available worlds in a clean tile grid that can be filtered and sorted by criteria like PvP rules and world size. It is a simple approach that gets more detailed the deeper you go.

Players will ultimately be able to completely manage their accounts from within the client itself, browse through available worlds, check out game play and tutorial videos and much more.

The in-game HUD has also been given some love through the application of incremental changes. This includes colors, organization, fonts and more.

Our tool tips have also undergone a facelift, featuring more dynamic layouts for items and greatly improved readability for stats, lore and descriptions. We are implementing an all new custom layout for power information that I am particularly excited about. Most importantly, we are expanding our tool tip support to include hovering over stat names, headers and other screen elements for additional help and information.

Along with a look at these two systems, Garretsen also provides backers and fans with a look at the balance of 2017 and his team's plans for the UI.

You can check out the full details on the Crowfall site.

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Suzie Ford / Suzie is the Associate Editor and News Manager at MMORPG.com. Follow her on Twitter @MMORPGMom