Warning, the video contains some NSFW language.
Remember back when L.A. Noire was getting all that marketing buzz a few years back? Rockstar and Team Bondi were preparing to unleash a unique take on 1947 Los Angeles, completely with an incredible motion capturing tool.
32 cameras would surround the voice actors’ faces at once when capturing footage to be applied to the character models in-game. The result was an extremely realistic set of facial animations, including precise cheek, lip, chin and eye movements. For long-time gamers, the sight was one of a kind.
The blooper reel that sits at the head of this post was put on YouTube several months ago. It made its way onto Reddit’s Videos subreddit this weekend, and now it’s become exceptionally popular.
Watch it, laugh at it, and remember how promising the motion tech really was. We liked L.A. Noire.