'Hellblade' Wows Gamers With Stunning Real-Time Motion Animation

By Gary Cutlack on at

A joint presentation by Epic and developer Ninja Theory has taken the Unreal Engine 4 technology to a new level, showing off quite the staggering powers of the live motion capture technology it now uses to make women scream in more detail than ever before.

Here's the entire presentation, using Ninja Theory's work-in-progress effort on  Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice to amaze the crowd with its motion recording business. The actual game bit starts at around the 4:50 mark, if you've had enough of men talking about technical things like they're at an Apple event and want to get right into it:

Lovely whispery ASMR voiceover, too. Ninja Theory's Tameem Antoniades thinks this tech might end up being used way beyond the gaming world, suggesting the results might one day be used to take much of the pain out of animating CG movies, seeing as it does such a grand job of removing some of the stiltedness of current motion capture efforts. [YouTube via Engadget]

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