Replays and a Cinematic Mode

Don’t forget to create a reporting mechanism and channel based on the playback video
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:frowning:

Why you so mean!

because im just flanking it :grin:

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will this be available on console such as PS5 or locked away to PC users like the ability to just simply start a mod mission?

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Actually, that’s way less storage-heavy than you could expect.

If it’s like in war thunder, it’s gonna be like this:

The server does NOT save a video, it saves an events log of all player inputs and their consequences in the match.

When you launch a replay, the game basically creates a “view only” match where all units are passive actors and they re-enact the “plot” as per the events log.

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even if match is only 2MB, it could get out of hand easily with thousands of matches played every day.

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True. I played trackmania for many years chasing records, and the replays were kbs with the car position and steering output,after years I hadaround 1gb of runs recorded.

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Great news! But this feature will surely increase toxicity

Hopefully professional cloud-yellers and witchunters will be so busy eviscerating every single replay from every possible pov, that they’ll have less time to actually play and post on the forum.

Hopefully.

Yet, at least, there will now be zero excuses for calling cheaters in vain without at least checking replay first, and linking it so that others can judge as well.

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Ah i see.
But what about a year forward, when the game code has been changed massively?
Will the replays of game show the exact match that once were played?

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Eh, that’s a catch. In WT, EVERY update trashes pervious versions’ replays.

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lol, when I first noticed it on the side, I legitimately thought this was yet another request for this feature until I read “in the upcoming update” and then looked to see it was a developer post.

Very glad to see! So many fun games to rewatch, and so many frustrating ones to use a new perspective to see where I went wrong.

And, of course, the cinematics. Very important to me, and I am really looking forward to using this!

Dude!!! that is so cool!!!

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probably not. they may be ok for couple of versions, but they will probably break with time. although it is not hard to adjust files cause they could just record raw input and then just reproduce it, there will always be changes that require dev time, when there is actually none, so they will just stay broken. when it is developed, it will stay on low priority end for any further development (unless community is specially vocal about some feature).

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Good, good. Now I can do it all cinematically.

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WT still keeps replays from years ago, to be honest.

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Btw, we can know amount of games played every day by counting the replays.

Thank you, looking forwards to other news on major update, as ps5 already records videos of gameplay, but I expect this will be PC only and I rarely would use this feature.

Still looking forwards to more news :+1:

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Share Button? Share-Factory!
First Update which is complete wasted Menpower. But we will dont get it like Sandbox yeah.

Nice, now we can comfirm or invalidate suspicions of cheating.

Also, I hope the devs have a way to prevent replays from “breaking” after updates. Usually, demos will desync, if the game has been changed since recording.

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