Rockstar eyeing MotionScan for next GTA?

The game has yet to be announced, but according to Team Bondi co-founder Brendan McNamara, Rockstar is interested in incorporating MotionScan tech into the next installment of the Grand Theft Auto series, L.A. Noire style.

“Yeah, I think they’re looking at it for every game,” said a speculative McNamara. “As much as L.A. Noire is a huge game, Grand Theft Auto is incredibly huge, so you’ve got all the problems of how big the cast would be and how many lines would you have to record and all that kind of stuff.”

Added McNamara, “obviously we’d like them to, and they’re more than welcome to use MotionScan, but if they decide it’s not right for that and want to use it for another game, then that’s fine too.”

The innovative tech might not have blown people’s minds away, but it sure dropped jaws an extra inch when viewed by gamers worldwide. It adds to the experience, humanizing virtual characters, but the question is if it’s even necessary for such a huge, action-packed game like GTA; will people actually take notice of its existence beyond the inevitable cutscenes?

“Rockstar will make those decisions. They generally make the right decisions in terms of what they do for their games.”

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