Independent game developer Ninja Theory has just released a video showcasing the production behind their highly realistic Viking thriller Hellblade. The technology behind new systems like PS4 and Xbox One allow games to reach levels of intense realism. The people behind Ninja Theory take full advantage of this and then some.
THE REALITY BEHIND PS4 AND XBOX ONE
With each new generation of gaming systems, everything is taken up a notch. Being the latest additions to their respective series, the PS4 and Xbox One have the necessary tools in place to make a gaming experience as real as ever. Ninja Theory takes this concept to the next level. In their recent demo showing the making of Hellblade Ninja Theory uses a real actress for their protagonist to capture the complete essence of the character. Her speech, facial movements, and image are all captured in real-time. As she moves in reality, every aspect of her is translated to the big screen behind her. This brings a new reality behind PS4 and Xbox One games that have never been seen. It’s almost as if these devices will now become platforms for interactive films instead of games.
NINJA THEORY MAY HAVE JUST INVENTED THE METAVERSE
In science fiction, the metaverse is a collection of shared space in the virtual realm. It combines physical reality with that of the virtual. With their ability to capture such accurate imagery in real time and translate it into a virtual realm, Ninja Theory may have just invented the Metaverse. Watching the demo for Hellblade is both fascinating and unsettling. When the actress speaks, the character in the game speaks. Every blink of an eye, every wrinkle in the face is immediately animated on screen without any delay. It even goes as far as translating teardrops from both realities. There’s good graphics for PS4 and Xbox One and then there is this. Distinguishing between reality and computer graphics is seriously getting harder.
HELLBLADE TO BE RELEASED THIS YEAR
At the moment, gamers can expect to see Hellblade for PS4 and PC later this year. No comment has been made regarding Xbox One support, however, this is sure to just be the first of many exciting games that break through the metaverse. Expect to be thoroughly confused in the coming years between your games and your reality.