Uncharted 3 created like a Hollywood movie - Naughty Dog

Studio details motion capture and voice acting procedure

Naughty Dog has likened the motion capture and voice acting procedure of Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception to that of a Hollywood film.

The dev is currently hard at work on the third game in its trilogy, ahead of its release in November.


The Uncharted series has long been praised for its movie-like sections - something ND says it is keen to take to the next level in its new game.

"We have two motion capture spaces - a smaller one in the studio that lets us pick up smaller pieces, like idols, and then we have a dedicated stage at Sony Studios, and that's where we get both the motion capture and the audio - because we do all of the dialogue at the same time - for both gameplay and cinematics," Naughty Dog community strategist Arne Meyer told the PS Blog.

"It's big enough for us to set up and perform everything from rehearsals to the final performances, and that approach, which is basically the same as producing a major motion picture, is what makes the performances so fluid and realistic in our games. When we're in full swing, we're doing new motion capture every week."

Meyer also discussed the studio's relationship with its main acting talent.

"We truly feel that they are part of the studio and they come down a lot on their own. Between working with them solidly for such a long period of time, and giving them input into what their characters are and should be, it's collaborative and totally in the spirit of how Naughty Dog operates.

"They feel invested in Uncharted, and it's really appreciated when they take the time out to come along with us to events. They're popular around the studio and we generally just like having them around."

An Uncharted movie is currently in the works. Scarlett Johansson is said to be favourite for the lead female role.

[ SOURCE: EU PlayStation blog ]