Behind the scenes videos with the folks creating the Call of Duty series are always interesting to behold, even if you’re not a player of the games themselves. This is because Activision, and now SledgeHammer Games, are all about showing as much as they possibly can before a game release. In this case, this means seeing actors being captured in as much detail as possible - body and face included.
Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare is a game that envisions a future where technology has ushered in a new era in combat. You’ll no longer be safe enough running around with a suit of armor on. Now you’ll need an exoskeleton to keep you safe - and ready to take out the enemy.
Above you’ll see how "immersive" this next game will be. You’ll see Sledgehammer Games Animation Director Christopher Stone and Art Director Joe Salud speaking on the next chapter in the Call of Duty series from a one-on-one perspective. Kevin Spacey pops up with motion capture bits as well.
What you’ll find here is a grounded world reconfigured to look advanced. Dipped in this futuristic world are the faces and expressions of actors whom the creators here suggest will look so real, they’ll "blow you away."