Game releases are great for two reasons. One, you get to have new and exciting gaming experience of course. I mean in September alone this year we've had great games like Deathloop, Life is Strange True Colors, and WarioWare: Get It Together! just to name a few. The second reason that I personally love a video game release is that we get to speculate on what happens next, and I have my eye on you Naughty Dog.
Naughty Dog's latest release was of course The Last of Us Part II, and whether you loved it or hated it as a sequel to The Last of Us, it means that the studio gets to move on to new projects to work on. And now, thanks to a post from one of the studio's developers, we know that the team is at least in the motion capture stages of something they're planning to release.
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On Twitter, Marianne Hayden who works as the senior cinematic animator at Naughty Dog posted a picture of herself and a team in the motion capture studio. The caption says: "Always nice to be back on the stage! #mocap" and tags both Naughty Dog and Mark Musashi. Musashi has worked with Naughty Dog previously on The Last of Us as a stuntman.
Marianne Hayden (Senior Cinematic Animator at @Naughty_Dog)
announces that new motion capture sessions are underway at Naughty Dog, but what project is it ? :eyes:
The Last of Us ? Uncharted ? New IP ? pic.twitter.com/nG1w6Mzsd8
- PlayStation Studios News (@PS_Studios_WW) September 18, 2021
So where does that leave us? Well, I'd guess that this motion capture is for the long-awaited The Last of Us 2 multiplayer mode. Though it may not have been released on schedule with the main game, it seems that Naughty Dog has stayed on course to release a multiplayer title or DLC for the game. Of course, it could in fact be motion capture for something else entirely but we haven't even heard any solid rumours of anything else coming from the studio.
All we know is that the team is once again capturing performances from talented individuals and we're excited to see how they're used.
Featured Image Credit: Naughty Dog / Sony Interactive Entertainment
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