Guild Wars 2 Adding First-Person Mode

See the world of Tyria from an all new perspective when the PC MMO's latest update rolls outs March 10.

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Following in the footsteps of Grand Theft Auto V, ArenaNet on Thursday announced that its PC MMO Guild Wars 2 will introduce a first-person camera option through an upcoming update.

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First-person mode for Guild Wars 2 will allow players to see the world as if they are standing (or running or jumping) in it. There are no restrictions for where first-person can be used in the game.

Currently, Guild Wars 2 only allows players to see the world from a third-person perspective. The new first-person camera, which is entirely optional, will be available in Guild Wars 2 through an update that is scheduled to arrive on March 10.

ArenaNet has not shared any images of what first-person looks like in Guild Wars 2, but the developer promises to do just that tomorrow, February 27, during a Twitch live stream.

The March 10 Guild Wars 2 update adds more than just the new first-person camera option. Other presentation-themed tweaks include a field of view slider, a position slider, and a new collision sensitivity setting. In addition, when the update is applied, the camera will focus on a character's head, regardless of their race or size.

Guild Wars 2 was released in summer 2012 and has sold more than 3.5 million copies to date. The game's first expansion, Heart of Thorns, was announced in January.

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