Watch the conceptualization of a PlanetSide 2 rifle scope

When I saw "PlanetSide 2 time-lapse video," I expected to see sweeping vistas with an accelerated day/night cycle. This is a less obvious choice: the design of a weapon attachment. Senior Artist Patrick Ho steps us through the process of drafting the NC Scope 4X, demonstrating SOE's attention to detail, and making something that is not easy look very easy. I've never been more fascinated by a scope.

Tyler Wilde
Executive Editor

Tyler grew up in Silicon Valley during the '80s and '90s, playing games like Zork and Arkanoid on early PCs. He was later captivated by Myst, SimCity, Civilization, Command & Conquer, all the shooters they call "boomer shooters" now, and PS1 classic Bushido Blade (that's right: he had Bleem!). Tyler joined PC Gamer in 2011, and today he's focused on the site's news coverage. His hobbies include amateur boxing and adding to his 1,200-plus hours in Rocket League.