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  • Uncharted 4: Insane Facial Animation System

    Every Uncharted game seems to push the boundaries and it’s not doubt that Uncharted 4 is going to be the one that shows off the PS4’s capabilities.

    Uncharted 4 writer Josh Scherr talked about the technical efforts being put behind Drake’s facial system,

    “We’ve completely revamped our facial animation systems. The previous Uncharted games, and in The Last Of Us, the characters all had about 90 to 100 ‘bones’ in their faces which we used to move the meshes around.

    Think about that, about how detailed Joel and Ellie’s pained facial expressions were, how well the game captured the respective actors’ – Troy Baker and Ashley Johnson – seminal roles. All that was achieved on the old tech. Now, the faces have anywhere between 300 and 500 bones.”

    [This] lets us emote more, with all the 'bones' we can put onto [faces] - you pan round the camera to look at Nate's face when he's climbing and you see him grimacing and all this kind of stuff ... we're pushing detail on a macro and micro level that I think people are really going to respond to."

    Uncharted 4 however has been delayed till 2016 unfortunately. However, there is news that an Uncharted Trilogy is in the works. Players who got the PlayStation 4 but missed out on the PlayStation 3 have a great opportunity to experience all these masterpieces in that case and prepare for Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End.

  • Naughty Dog Talks Uncharted 4

    We are getting more and more news about Uncharted 4 which is great. This means the project is going on strong and might be delivering the same amazing things that we love the franchise for.

    In a recent interview with GameCrate, Uncharted 4: A Thief's End co-director Bruce Straley said they have "really, really cool ideas" for the UC4 and that there are some things that they are “still trying to figure out”. Considering the last statement, I wonder how far in development is UC4. Bruce said, "We're still trying to figure it out and yet I have faith in the team, I have faith in where we're going with it. I can say we have some really, really, cool ideas that I'm really excited to... sometime show you. That's all I can say but it's going to be awesome. I'm excited so you should be excited. Naughty Dog has a track record and just trust us, it's going to be cool."

    Sadly he did not mention anything specific. But I can't help but get excited, it is Naughty Dog after all. I won't be surprised if we get to see something by December along with the two new PS4 exclusives that are rumored to be revealed.

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