The Drowning trailer shows intuitive one-handed FPS controls

'Console-quality' horror FPS coming soon to mobiles and tablets

Here's a new trailer for The Drowning, a smartphone/tablet first-person shooter that promises "console-quality graphics".


The trailer focuses on the game's innovative control system, which claims to allow for fluid control using just two fingers on one hand.

As the trailer details, players move by tapping their desired destination in the environment with one finger and swipe around the screen to adjust their view. Tapping the screen anywhere with two fingers will shoot at the exact point between the two fingers, allowing you to shoot anywhere on screen without auto-aim or having to move the camera.

Targeting a release in 'early 2013', the game is in development at Scattered Entertainment, formerly ngmoco Sweden. The dev team is led by former Battlefield: Bad Company 2 executive producer Ben Cousins and formed of developers who've worked on core FPS games from Halo to Far Cry.

Announced back in December, Cousins said in a statement, "Scattered Entertainment's vision is to bring the type of deep, high-quality and immersive games normally only experienced on PC and consoles, to the convenient, powerful modern mobile device."

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