Quantic Dreams’ Kara Demo


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:

Source: Introducing Quantic Dream’s Kara [Eurogamer] via: Quantic Dream’s Kara [YouTube]


Written by: Trev - Contributing Editor


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  1. #1 by Eddie on March 7th, 2012 [ 44542 Points ]

    I am interested…really…but…still…dunno…I’d hit it though…does that matter?

  2. #2 by Kane112 on March 7th, 2012 [ 33422 Points ]

    @eddie hahahahahaha

    it does look damn good though

  3. #3 by Oly on March 8th, 2012 [ 131925 Points ]

    I suggest you watch it in 720p .. great stuff here…

    @Eddie.. the day games come with an adapter to fit his.. um.. that will be the day we will never hear from him again…

  4. #4 by Cheeto on March 8th, 2012 [ 29099 Points ]

    This demo delivered in 7 minutes a plot, a well developed character and an emotional story that you hardly see in games, nor movies these days.

  5. #5 by Jason on March 8th, 2012 [ 27516 Points ]

    I want to be a real boy
    We already know they can deliver emotion and suspense and closure to a story. Heavy rain did all that. Im ready for another story driven interactive piece regardless.

  6. #6 by EdEN on March 8th, 2012 [ 136065 Points ]

    @Oly: Good thing Eddie is not a PC gamer, because there are at least 5 games+accessories that do that.

  7. #7 by pedrolabate on March 8th, 2012 [ 39949 Points ]

    Well, this certainly was impressive. Made me create the whole plot for the game in my head. Give me this with some Blade Runner kind of vibe and I’ll even face those annoying QTEs ;p

  8. #8 by Jay on March 8th, 2012 [ 83111 Points ]

    I’ll take mine with longer hair, and no self-awareness. So I can have my way with her and she won’t be a bitch

  9. #9 by Sakinah on March 8th, 2012 [ 26489 Points ]

    Nice tech demo now show us a real game, QD.

  10. #10 by Oly on March 8th, 2012 [ 131925 Points ]

    hope she comes in a self cleaning unit.

  11. #11 by Jay on March 8th, 2012 [ 83111 Points ]

    lol

  12. #12 by UniFork on March 9th, 2012 [ 2610 Points ]

    This looks amazing. Wish I would still get a chance to play something like Heavy Rain(Other than Indigo Prophecy, which I already beat).


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