Exploring the Role of the Player in First-Person Video Games
A client, in the context of FPS (First-Person Shooter) video games, refers to the software application installed on a player’s device that connects to the game server. This client software is responsible for rendering the game world, interpreting player inputs, and communicating with the server to ensure a consistent and synchronized gaming experience.
When you play an FPS game, the client is what you interact with directly. It displays the game’s graphics, plays the sounds, and responds to your actions, such as moving your character or firing a weapon. The client receives data from the server about the game’s current state, including the positions and actions of other players, and updates your display accordingly.
In online multiplayer games, the client-server model is commonly used. The server maintains the authoritative state of the game world and enforces the game rules, while the client sends the player’s actions to the server and receives updates about the game world. This division of responsibilities helps to ensure fair play and reduce cheating.