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    Tank Controls

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    Tank controls refers to a movement style in third person games where the character, not the camera, is used as the point of reference when choosing which control moves them in a given direction.

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    Tank Controls last edited by PlamzDooM on 02/01/23 08:40AM View full history


    Character movement in games utilizing tank controls is based on using the up direction on the Analog Stick or D-Pad to move the character forward. Turning is controlled using the left and right directions and the down direction moves the character backwards.

    Tank controls are often found alongside fixed CCTV style camera angles in early 3D third-person games on the PlayStation, Sega Saturn and PC when developers were still trying to find ways to control 3D games.


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