The makers of Heavy Rain, Quantic Dreams, showed off a new tech demo featuring a cyborg named Kara at GDC last week, which was a tad impressive. So what are you doing reading this? Start watching now:
David Cage had dismissed LA Noire’s tech as an “interesting dead end” around this time last year and by capturing face, body and voice at once you can see why. It is mightily impressive. LA Noire only utilised facial capture resulting in some fantastic expressions but on wooden bodies creating a slightly surreal world. Quantic Dreams look to have implemented a superior technique resulting in one of the best performances seen in video games yet.
Don’t get too excited about playing with Kara yet though as this is a tech demo rather than a preview for a new title. This isn’t the first time they have made on either. If you want to see how far Quantic Dreams have come you can check out their previous tech demo for Heavy Rain, The Casting below:
Written by: Trev
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