According to Team Bondi co-founder, Brendan McNamara, Rockstar Games are considering the use of LA Noire’s innovative MotionScan face capture technology in Grand Theft Auto V and other yet to be released games.
“Yeah, I think they’re looking at it for every game. As much as LA Noire is a huge game, Grand Theft Auto is incredibly huge, so you’ve got all the problems of how big the cast would be and how many lines would you have to record and all that kind of stuff.” said McNamara in the latest issue of PSM3 magazine.
“Obviously we’d like them to, and they’re more than welcome to use MotionScan, but if they decide it’s not right for that and want to use it for another game, then that’s fine too.”
McNamara went on to say the MotionScan techonology would add a sense of “humanity” to other Rockstar titles, just like it did with LA Noire.
“I think it brings a level of humanity to the experience that means people will – in the first few minutes – start relating to the characters on screen.” stated McNamara.
“They don’t have to make that decision about ‘whether I like this guy’ or ‘do I actually believe them? – but they can make all the like or dislike decisions based on the actor’s performance.”
“Rockstar will make those decisions. They generally make the right decisions in terms of what they do for their games.”
Interesting words there from Brendan McNamara, especially when you take into consideration the recent claims from an ex-employee that suggested Rockstar wouldn’t work with Team Bondi again. Rockstar are not stupid though, and if they think the MotionScan technology would benefit GTA V or any other of their future releases, they would use it in a heartbeat.