Rockstar has released a new trailer today, showcasing the MotionScan technology used in L.A. Noire
. The tech has allowed Team Bondi to provide "an unprecedented level of realism, detail, and emotion never seen before in a videogame, bringing characters to life in a totally new way".
Each scene in the game is acted out twice, first in motion capture to allow the developers to track body movement and eye lines, and then again using MotionScan.
Using 32 high-definition cameras that completely surround the actor and capture their performance in 3D at 30 frames per second, MotionScan captures even the most subtle of facial movements to give us the most realistic, detailed and life-like expressive faces we have ever seen before in a game.
Every character in the game has been recreated with MotionScan and over 400 actors were filmed to make the game. This marriage of gameplay and technology allows players for the first time ever to truly feel like a detective, reading the emotional behavior of every character.
is currently slated for a spring 2011 release.