Local Match Replays are the first step we wanted to reach for a complete Watch Experience inside the game client. It is a system that automatically records and displays the last 10 games of a player through all players angles and the omniscient top view.
Replays are interactive (not videos) so players can re-watch their games, analyze their strategies as a team and focus on every action that occurred during a game.
The HUD for viewer was basically the same as for players.
Casters were missing a lot of information about teams setups and viewer were seeing them switch a lot of point of view to get that intel. The challenge here was to bring every type of info on the same screen without impacting the main action display.
We opted for two layouts users can toggle, one gathering all info and taking some screen space on the sides and one with the same amount of information that players have, so we can still understand what situation they are into.
Other Reaction to this release :
Parker Mackay sur Twitter : "We've begged for years to have the spectator UI overhauled and I couldn't be happier to see it in action. It's glorious. Thank you, Ubisoft." / Twitter
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