I can’t say that I’m much of a gamer, but every once in a while there comes a title that blows my mind. In this case, it’s Quantic Dream‘s latest in-development project only known for now as Kara. The creative geniuses behind their previous titles like Heavy Rain and Fahrenheit / Indigo Prophecy, have released a short film / tech demo that demonstrates their latest motion capture breakthroughs. More official details can be read as follows:
“During a talk on emotion in games, David Cage unvealed a new tech demo running in realtime on Playstation 3. Named KARA, it demonstrates our studio’s ability to realize full performance capture. In other words, to motion capture in one single take the body and facial movements of actors and to record their voices, with a very high degree of precision. Kara runs on an early version of our new proprietary PS3 engine.
These technologies are currently being used in the development of our upcoming project – an exclusive title for Playstation 3 – which is yet to be announced.”
Now to be clear, the characters and storyline in Kara may not actually be a part of their next release, but it does hold some very promising possibilities. Check out the full ~7 minute proto-short down at the bottom of the page!