A new development update for dark fantasy shooter Witchfire has brought with it some entrancing screenshots and a fresh tease of the style of the gameplay.
The game’s creative director, Adrian Chmielarz, has previously divulged that the team has used Destiny as a reference for the feeling of the gunplay. However, in response to a fan’s comment about Witchfire‘s resemblance to Bungie’s shooter series, Chmielarz has emphasized that those similarities will be reduced as development continues: “That game is most definitely our inspiration when it comes to the simple acts of firing a gun or moving with one. However, and I am seeing this already in our internal builds, the deeper we are in the development, the more de-Destiny’ed we become. When the game is done, there’ll be no confusion about it at all.”
Chmielarz also shared a series of new stills from the project. Most of them show off a gloomy atmosphere, though one sun-drenched image feels more hopeful. Across the four scenes is an impressive visual flair and level of detail.
In addition to the environmental screens, Chmielarz also provided a look at an updated weapon model. The changes are relatively minor, but Witchfire‘s gaslamp aesthetic comes to the fore through the ornate decorations.