Featured Short: Heavy Rain Developer Reveals KARA


During a talk on emotion in games at GDC ’12, Quantic Dream (Heavy Rain) CEO David Cage unvealed a new tech demo running in realtime on PlayStation 3. Named KARA, it demonstrates the 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 the company’s new proprietary PS3 engine.

These technologies are currently being used in the development of Quantic’s upcoming project – an exclusive title for PlayStation 3 – which is yet to be announced.

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