Third-Person View

Updated: 06/27/2017 by Computer Hope

Third person viewIn video games, third-person view is an over the shoulder perspective of their in-game character; showing the player's avatar in its entirety rather than through its eyes, which is first-person view. As can be seen in the image, the third-person view shows a larger field of vision allowing the player not only to see where their character is moving, but also what is going on around them.

Tip: Many video games offer both third and first person views, selectable in an options menu.

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