60w ago - Sony Senior Social Media Specialist Sid Shuman has shared a behind the scenes video today spotlighting the making of Kara: behind the scenes of Quantic Dream's PS3 tech demo below.
To quote: The creators of Heavy Rain didn't come empty handed to this year's Game Developers Conference. The celebrated studio debuted a powerful new "video" called Kara to show off their new animation and performance-capture technology.
If you've seen Kara, then you know that the results speak for themselves.
Rendered in real time on PS3 hardware, Kara chronicled the activation of a self-aware synthetic organism, but this making-of feature is impressive in its own right as it shows how Quantic Dream assembled several different performances to create a seamless, believable virtual character. The future is now, you guys.
Once you've watched the video feature, let us know what you think in the comments! And as a reminder: Kara is absolutely, positively not Quantic Dream's next game.
62w ago - Sony Senior Social Media Specialist Sid Shuman has shared a Kara demonstration video trailer below courtesy of Quantic Dream from this year's GDC event.
To quote: Head-turning videogame tech demos are a dime a dozen at Game Developers' Conference, but developer Quantic Dream might have this year's crop beat.
Watch the full tech demo video for "Kara" below to see how the creators of Heavy Rain are looking to expand virtual performances in video games.
And just to be extra clear: No, "Kara" is not Quantic Dream's next game.
Director David Cage was on-hand at GDC to debut the new video to the press, and his presentation touched on the origins of "Kara" - we've selected a few choice quotes below. Check back tomorrow to hear our full interview with Cage on the Official PlayStation Blogcast. It's one interview you won't want to miss!
After Heavy Rain, we wanted to push the envelope in terms of quality, starting with the visuals. We wanted to improve many things - things that were not possible with the Heavy Rain engine. So we had to develop a new engine from scratch.
We also wanted to improve the quality of the acting. With Heavy Rain, we did what many games do - split performances,...