Kojima: this time I’ve chosen the latest tech called performance capture

Yesterday we learned Kojima was ‘back in the field’, and we saw some pictures of him in what looks like Sony’s Visual Arts Service Group studio in San Diego. Today he was there again, working with the performance capture technology.

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Kojima: “When I started Mocap it was magnetic and not wireless. It’s been 18 years since then. This time I’ve chosen the latest tech called Pcap [performance capture] by using virtual camera. Technology always evolves and it changes our way of developing but it’s always fun to work on this.”

"Hideo Kojima of Today" - Ayako
“Hideo Kojima of Today” – Ayako

Source: Hideo Kojima Twitter (1,2,3), Ayako Twitter

  • Full Options

    Thanks Touchy ! <3 We breathe again !
    Love those shots.
    Lol the closed set reminds me MB's restricted areas. xD

  • Mr.Pony

    And so it begins…the greatest hype train of our time…

  • andy

    Yeah MGS V had performance capture as well. Too bad he forgot about the character development……………….. or anything remotely like a Metal Gear Solid game.

    • Spectralbuttplug

      Are you fucking kidding me you……?
      FUCKING DAMMMNNNN

    • MrVux007
    • XOF

      Not sure but I think Kojima said he’s been using motion capture from MGS1 to MGSV. For his upcoming game he is now using performance capture which is an evolved form of motion capture.

    • Full Options

      Twitter is a bit telegraphic and often misleading.
      He is not saying that it is the first time he is using percap.
      He is just sharing that he is using it in its latest flavor. Virtual camera assisted percap. An interesting approach likely offering multiple key benefits and more freedom to the actor during the sampling process.

      He definitely not forgot anything about his past 18 years training with various mocap tools. 😀

  • I hope that Mark Cerny can help Hideo Kojima with his SCE Japan Studio team to build his game.
    I mean, Knack when it came out was mediocre at best, but the team behind it is still there I think.
    Kojima need people and resources, badly right now.

    • Full Options

      I don’t know how far he made his mind about the IP he is forging, but from what we know about him, he may really take his time in order to setup something never done before as usual. This time he has to create many things however I am not too worry, SCEI would not have backed him that clearly / officially with Andy and Mark (1500% PlayStation®, etc..) if there was nothing gigantic enough behind.

      Everything is yet quite heavily marketed and their communication is impressively mastered. I think that even if they wanted, they could not fail.

      I am perhaps mistaken but Cerny looks quite closely involved too technically, it smells like mista Marble Madness and Metal Gear Sensei are cooking something hot. I bet Guillermo Del Toro will also have various inputs at some points, seeing how close friends they are.

      I am okay with the idea of having Hideo take all the time he needs and even more, as far as he does exactely what he wants.

      Fortunately Yoji is there too, probably the most essential Koji-Pro core element (pretty crucial to influence the whole team with the most artistic inspirations). Ken Ishiro too, a pretty lethal game production sniper.
      I am sure they’ll find proper HR in time.

    • Gatsu

      He’ll get people etc, but it takes time to start from scratch and shouldn’t hurry too much.

  • *brain melts*

  • MrVux007

    *Off-topic*

    First KOTAKU and now EUROGAMER…All the big fuss over a probable rumor for PS4 slim with 4K media capabilities. http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/digitalfoundry-2016-in-theory-playstation-4k-is-real-but-why-is-sony-making-it

    • Full Options

      ;D looks like a quite more exhaustive version of our previous little chat on the subject.
      If the chip is too different, the PS SDK team and SN Systems should ready huge cisterns of coffee (they are probably at it if the rumor is true).
      A new system is perhaps planned, if they manage to run the same game on both legacy and those “PS4K” retails, and if the only difference is its ability to shoot in 4K @60fps or higher rates for VR, then yes, they may try to sell us this.
      The article looks on purpose slightly pessimistic on SCEI aptitude to setup an architecture close enough to the legacy HW.
      However it is not like changing the CPU brand / family neither, I think they are technically capable of doing it, and faster than it seems (just like how fast they issued the various PS3 versions).

      BTW, Mark Cerny has probably yet all the answers since he designed the PS4 !

      • MrVux007

        Im surprised by the lack of Sony intervention in this.
        Hopefully they will clarify this in next couple of days.

        • Full Options

          I guess it is pure communication strategy for the maximum hype + buzz effect around their baby. They want everybody 100% focused when they’ll issue their official statement.

  • Danny Patten

    Awwww yiss motherfucking new IP incoming!

    • *new masterpiece incoming :b

      • ObsessedGeorge

        Big Boss in GZ MSF fight “INCOMINIIIING!”
        DD Soldier “AAhhhhhh, I’m hype!” 🙂

      • Danny Patten

        Well, we’ll see about that when it launches. even a master like Kojima can trip 😛 Although I don’t expect him to.

  • Gatsu

    My mind already pre-ordered his new game. Can’t wait to play it!

    • Full Options

      Could you check in your mind and tell us if it is a Stealth game !!? xD

      • Gatsu

        Stealth is indeed one genre that belongs there in the game, but I won’t spoil more of it :P.

        • Full Options

          xD I know, you are the most bullet-proof anti-spoil system on earth (I saw it with my eyes 7 months ago).

          • Gatsu

            LOL xD, thanks ;D.

          • Full Options

            ;DD

          • Spectralbuttplug

            Yeah so bullet-proof ,I had to create 5 new profiles and they all got destroyed ! 🙂

          • Full Options
          • Gatsu

            Hahaha XD, that gif describe the times pretty well.

          • Full Options

            Forgive me, this gif is even a bit reductive… It was far more ultra-violent in fact. xD

          • Spectralbuttplug

            Ultra violent my ass

          • Full Options

            A butchery lol, Gatsu apparently always leave few ones alive on purpose, witnesses that can warn others that they should not mess with this place xD Kaiser Sauzee style ;D Gatsu Sauzee

          • Spectralbuttplug

            Imo that’s not really badass coz Danny Patten actually posted linka to streams yet he wasn’t warned but I got banned for no big reason

          • Full Options

            Forget this past. All is cool, the principal is that you are not banned anymore, buddy. ;D

          • Spectralbuttplug

            Yeah

          • Full Options

            Et je me rappelle q’une de tes identités a sympatiquement pris ma défense un jour sur un forum mista psycho gun… 😉 Mon bonjour a l’ile Maurice.

          • Spectralbuttplug

            Vraiment?
            Derien si c’était le cas

          • Full Options

            ;D C’était le cas !

          • Spectralbuttplug

            Ah oui, c’etait le forum MGI
            ou on avait mit une bite sur ton profile picture.
            Ah,les connards
            J’etait meme banned ici a cause de l’incident
            J’adore le psychogun de Cobra !

          • Full Options

            Exact, ils m’ont lynchés comme des chiens ces trouducs, et toi tu essayais de les raisonner. Merci encore mon pote !
            J’avais vraiment partagé mes impressions mais ils ne voulaient que se palucher entre eux. Si ils ne m’avaient pas bani j’aurais pu leur apprendre des trucs sympas, mais l’autre taré avait même déclaré “vouloir faire un exemple” tu te rappelles xD Nan mais quel tache sérieux. C’est dommage, certains autres membres se sont bien grillés à mes yeux, mais on s’en tappe les couilles grave 😀 Bouh j’ai peur d’un Sahel avec cinq mitrailleuses… xDxD
            Cobra est le BEST, man !

          • Spectralbuttplug

            Non,c’était pas a cause de toi
            Je me comportais comme un gas qui a fumé trop de crack

          • Full Options

            C’est à mourrir de rire en tous cas, changes rien. ;D

          • Spectralbuttplug

            Et oui

          • Gatsu

            Heyyy it wasn’t just me ;)… but no hard feelings brotha :D.

    • ObsessedGeorge

      “Now let me read your mind” In Psycho Mantis’ voice! Hahaha 🙂

  • JJBYACH

    The new game – I want it, I want it, I want it…

  • So like LA Noire?

  • VenomSnake421

    I wonder if that means his new game is a AAA game?

  • Full Options
    • HTC Vive. If the game will eventually come to the PC, I think the game will support Oculus and this thing. But so far he is just playing with VR stuff.

      More important news is that Kojima again is working with Kyle Cooper.
      https://twitter.com/Kaizerkunkun/status/713272677398487040

      • Full Options

        100% agreed. He has a so heavy foot-print in the movie industry… Looks like Big Boss is at their home / place.

        I am also concerned about potential VR controllers improvements in respect to working with 3D scenes, beside gaming. I saw few vids where working with it was not optimal but close to something yet very comfortable for shaping digital contents.

        • Hopefully Kyle Cooper gets to work on Kojima’s next project, his work is great.

          • Full Options

            If things keep going like that and with all those superstars fans and hopefully potential colleagues surrounding him, we may consider a specific award for his game. Like “Game of the Century” or something… Would be fair in reparation of the loss of reconnaissance regarding his last title and the quantity of efforts he gave in it. ;D

          • The advantage of creating a brand new IP is that people won’t have all kinds of expectations of how the game ‘should be’. This seems to be the reason people were disappointed in MGSV, not the quality of the game itself.

          • Full Options

            Correct, that will be a mysterious so even more exciting title.

            I think that among the possible causes of disappointments regarding MGSV, some may also be more generational. For instance, I examined the way various friends of my generation put their hand on it. Some did not know MG at all but after seeing me hyping it that much, they gave a shot at it. Some are more pure FPS fragers or more casual gaming dudes, but every single one of them was literally blasted by MGSV, also looking at me like “dude, now we fully understand what you were talking about”. xD And me going “Told ya guyz !”

            I know they are although a little more focused on gameplay, some of them, quickly passing cut-scenes, and I somehow failed (for now) at convincing some to also watch these scenes. They just wanna shoot/snipe comfortably and they were pretty well served here hehe..
            I should lock them in a room and free them only if they finish all MGS’s. With the little sadist option to finish MGS2 in “European Extreme” mode, I may add. xD

      • Gatsu

        Hella great news!

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