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What is the scope or scale of the playing area?
- Open world: a seamless environment that the player can traverse however they wish
- Set pieces: gameplay takes place in distinct areas--traversing them requires a loading screen
- Procedurally generated: similar to an open world, this is, for all intents and purposes, a limitless play area, as new environments are generated as needed
- Linear: A limited version of open world (or a variant on set pieces) most often found in earlier games, where game play proceeds in a line from the start point to the end.