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Firefall eSpots Toolkit Plans

Red 5 Studios announces plans to an what they cal an eSports toolkit to Firefall to further support the competitive modes in its upcoming free-to-play online shooter with "unique spectator modes and streamlined shoutcaster controls." This trailer shows off the two new modes and other features this will add, and here's a description:

The eSports Toolkit from Red 5 Studios offers a new “look” at competitive gaming with two feature-packed modes, Observer and Broadcast. In Observer Mode, anyone can choose to watch matches through an assortment of cameras at their disposal, including the Action Cam, a dynamic top-down camera that calculates where the action is and auto-zooms accordingly; static cameras that can be switched to on-the-fly for a number of easily accessible viewpoints; and selectable player cams that show gameplay focusing on any player. Broadcast mode includes a number of additional features specifically added for shoutcasters, including replay controls – which allow users to skip forward and back 10 seconds, pause, slow motion and fast forward – a Multi-Camera Preview for linecutting into a broadcast, and built in player stat tracking.

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