The Myriad Of Facial Expressions For The Announced Uncharted 4

The Uncharted series is Sony’s version of being able to market something right for a change, not Pixels or Jumanji 2, these are or will be dreadful. The recently announced Uncharted 4 “A Thief’s End” which is due to be released in 2016 promises to be an exciting adventure for your PS4.

An interview which was conducted with Naughty Dog’s Eric Monacelli and Arne Meyer spoke about how the game’s characters will emote in different ways. According to the discussion, the dev team are able to push the PS4 past the limit of the previous generation of consoles to achieve “a higher benchmark in rendering tech with the aim of increasing the fidelity of these characters, this is with the aim of more realistic character movements”. They went on to say that Uncharted 4 is likely to have “nearly endless facial expressions” which will no doubt add to the realism and immersive nature of the game.

An interesting note to this is the intricate details which could be captured within Uncharted 4, for example, in real life a human being constantly moves their eyes and lips without thinking. It’s not all about graphics but the general human feel which draws players in. (Writes “it’s more to games than graphics”, gets a graphics card chucked at the head).

Other news to glean from this interview includes the length of the game which will be “roughly of the same length. We have gone a bit longer in recent times so I would expect somewhere in that ballpark.” which sounds as if it will be consistent with the last titles. Another note which was revealed is that there is going to be “pacing between the intense moments to give you a little bit of rest.” Which is good considering a game is more than a series of nonstop set pieces which allows the player to have a richer experience

Uncharted 4 will not surprisingly be PS4 exclusive, this should be certainly a game which excites and enthralls players; unless Sony has another moment.

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Oculus Rift Team Working on New Face Tracking Technology

Virtual reality technology hasn’t even hit the market yet, but that won’t stop the Oculus Rift team from developing new technology it seems. Word is that the Facebook-owned company is now looking into a way to capture and display your facial expressions in real-time.

Oculus already provides a way for users to interact with a completely different reality, but this new technology may skyrocket the realism even further by adding a key feature to making the virtual environment more lifelike.

In other words, picture two avatars inside a virtual world, each with the ability to interact and express their emotions through facial expressions. It’s as cool as it is scary, isn’t it? This may even fully immerse you in the virtual world and make you forget you are actually there.

The Oculus team is working with a team of researchers from the University of California in order to develop this new technology. They apparently came up with two designs, one involving a foam padding that covers the forehead. The latter was able to capture brow and some eye muscle movement.

The second design is a bit weird, involving a short adjustable boom attached to the headset. Both designs are able to capture data and send it to be analyzed by the software, which in turn transforms it into facial expressions. Though the technology is currently used only for research purposes, it could in theory be modified to a consumer ready device. The question is, will users be interested in taking their facial expressions to the virtual world?

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