Team Bondi: Motion Scan For L.A. Noire Destined To Impress
It's a game we've all been waiting on for a long time, but the final product should be well worth the lengthy delays.
Team Bondi founder and director Brendan McNamara spoke to OPM about the new revolutionary technology the team is utilizing for the game. It's called Motion Scan and it has been developed by Australian-based company, Depth Analysis. They use 32 cameras that are capable of capturing the full 3D scan of an actor, in addition to color, motion, and sound. McNamara calls it "the end of spandex suits," in that everyone in L.A. Noire will move and respond realistically.
"We wanted to make a detective game and a key part of that is interrogating people. If you're going to see if somebody is lying, you have to be able to look for little poker tells, all that stuff."
Sounds downright cool, no? And McNamara said this will go well beyond what we've seen in other games, like Heavy Rain; while he admitted the characters "look great" in Quantic Dream's masterpiece, he says "you still have to sort of suspend your disbelief and enjoy the game." And compared to Heavy Rain, L.A. Noire draws a "bit of a line in the sand" in terms of this technology. Well, the industry has to continue to advance, doesn't it?
And before you ask, no, we don't have a release date yet. But as far as we know, it's still scheduled to launch this year.
Related Game(s): L.A. Noire
7/28/2010 9:16:56 PM Ben Dutka