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Video Thirst: New Killzone 3 Behind The Scenes Featurette Confirms Its Greatness

by Ernice Gilbert on January 28th, 2011, under Guerrilla Games, Hot, News, Sony

If you pre-ordered the Helghast Edition of Killzone 3, you’ll be treated to a very neat featurette that comes with the package. In it, Guerrilla Games “reveals how real-life actors were transformed into virtual characters.”

“Using state-of-the-art motion capture techniques, the actors’ performances were captured using reflective tracking markers worn on the face and body. Many of the props and characters they were acting off only existed inside the computer, however.

Actor Ray Winstone (Admiral Orlock), who cut his teeth on full-body performance capture in the 2007 movie adaptation of Beowulf, was undaunted by that prospect. ”It’s like going back to school in a way,” he said. “You play the scene, and you start to get your imagination back, you know?”

Co-star Malcolm McDowell (Chairman Stahl), whose video game appearances stretch back to the early nineties, was quite satisfied with the technology. “When I’m 85, I can be doing video games, because they can put a young man’s face over mine,” he joked. “And as long as I don’t do a gravelly voice, I’ll be alright!”

Enjoy the video:

Killzone 3 comes out on February 22nd in the U.S., 23rd in Europe and on the 25th in UK.

4 Comments

  1. Sat, 29th Jan 2011 at 2:14 am

    cool!
    i wont be getting it though, ill never be spending 300 bucks on a freaking game!
    i could get bulletstorm, portal 2, crysis 2 limited edition AND TDU2 for that price!
    sony, when will you stop treating your fans like bank accounts?
    you may have 300 bucks to spend on this, but your fans dont!
    nothing there would cost them 300 bucks to make, the assassins creed codex edition came with heaps more things than this AND a massive leather diary and it was ONE HUNDRED AND FIFTY BUCKS CHEAPER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    wish sony would stop ripping us off!
    what its not enough that we miss out on half the content, its not bad enough that we have to wait weeks if not months longer, we have to pay double too?
    funny way to say thank you for supporting us!

  2. Sat, 29th Jan 2011 at 7:40 am

    Yeah. Original versions’s good enough for me.. This thing is tres’ expensive.

  3. Sat, 29th Jan 2011 at 11:10 am

    id get it if it was 150, maybe 200 but not 300!
    the blooming GOW3 ultimate edition was only 250 bucks and it came with way more stuff than this, AND another 2 games!!!!!

  4. Sat, 29th Jan 2011 at 11:34 am

    True.

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