O photo modes, o photo modes, how lovely are thy screenshots.
There are games still to come this year and next that we hope will launch with photo modes because we (I) love them. They are a way for us to explore the finer details in the worlds these developers create for us, and we just can’t get enough of them.
Here are seven games we really hope will have their own photo modes.
The Last of Us Part II
No news on it, but It’s likely The Last of Us Part II will launch with a photo mode. Naughty Dog has included (or retrofitted) a photo mode into all of its games since the first Uncharted; the Nathan Drake Collection put a working photo mode in the first three titles - and, most notably, one is also in The Last of Us Remastered. It would seem like a bit of a backwards step to not include one in its sequel. We hope that Naughty Dog learns from previous incarnations, though, and gives us more freedom with the camera.
Red Dead Redemption 2
There’s no doubt Red Dead Redemption 2 will be visually stunning, so Rockstar - why not give us the tools to show it off for you? We also want to mention here that we hope Rockstar Editor makes a return from GTA V which was great fun to mess around with - even though it probably won’t suit the style of RDR2, but that doesn’t matter! There’ll be many moments looking at herds of wildebeest, sweeping majestically.
As I’ve said many times before, photo modes can work as free marketing - allowing players the tools to create professional-looking screenshots of moments of beauty and spreading them across social media is a win-win situation. Not that Red Dead Redemption 2 needs any help with marketing. Look, I’m just making excuses here, okay? We just really want a photo mode. Please, Rockstar.
Far Cry 5
When we did our list of games we wish had photo modes, a colleague suggested Far Cry 4, but I didn’t put it in, so this is me making it up to him. Given the setting of Far Cry 5, it has the ability to showcase wonderful vistas, but at the same time, stories told with objects in the homes of the inhabitants. We love using photo modes in games where a room tells a whole story, and Far Cry 5 has the potential to do just that.