While many games offer expansive, explorable universes, few stand out like the world in
In the video above, Nassim discusses how they made the real-world tool for the game. First, the engineer came up with the idea to solve the problem: How can I visualize “breathtaking” game maps? Of course, they had plenty from which to choose but had to narrow it down to one to simplify things.
As Nassim explains, they created the street viewer by collecting in game screenshots then stitching them into “equirectangular” views. These equirectangular views, which offer 360-degree, spherical, first-person looks at a world, are the same type Google Street View uses. And, just as in Google Street View, ‘
Using the tool is a breeze, and Nassim has already added more than a dozen map locations to explore. Users can check out locales spanning from Gerudo to Akkala, including Hyrule Field and the Atun Valley. Obviously, everybody will have their own favorite spot for chillin’ out, though. Personally, we’ll go with whichever pin drop features Epona.