Players cannot use standard displays and their accompanying settings to consume information for the game.
APX Design Drivers:
The above design problem can occur in the following contexts:
Examples of this Pattern in Action.
Change the visual display and resolution in Nioh
In Nioh, players have the option to choose one of three game modes that affect the resolution and frame rate of the game. “Action Mode” offers a frame rate of 60 frames per second (fps) but reduces the upper limit of the game’s resolution. “Movie Mode” prioritizes stabilization of the game’s resolution but caps the frame rate at 30 fps. “Movie Mode (Variable Frame Rate)” stabilizes the resolution and uncaps the frame rate to fluctuate between 30-60 fps. Nioh allows players to choose their display preferences so that players can have agency in the visual presentation of the game.
Audio settings for different play settings and devices in Mad Max
In Mad Max, the game has a variety of different preset audio setting profiles for different displays and settings of play. For example, Mad Max includes a profile for night mode which lowers the volume of all sound, and a setting optimized for presentation through headphones. In each of these cases, the relative sound volumes between different audio tracks are maintained.