Rockstar eyes MotionScan for GTA V

Rockstar eyes MotionScan for GTA V
James Batchelor

By James Batchelor

July 22nd 2011 at 11:28AM

Team Bondi co-founder confirms that Grand Theft Auto publisher interested in MotionScan

LA Noire's MotionScan face capture technology could be used in the next installment of Grand Theft Auto.

Speaking to PSM3, as reported by CVG, the studio's co-founder Brendan McNamara confirmed that Rockstar is looking into the possibilities of MotionScan for GTA and other properties.

He said: "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.

"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.

"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. 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."