Naughty Dog is wanting to push the boundaries of the PS4 by making the facial animation in Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End more realistic than ever before.
Naughty Dog’s Josh Scherr was recently interviewed by GamesTM magazine. He spoke more about how the studio is trying really hard to provide realistic facial animation to Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End.
“We have completely renovated the facial animation. In previous games like Uncharted and The Last of Us, the characters were from 90 to 100 “joints” in their faces. Now, all the faces have 300 to 500 joints. This allows us to be more detailed and more faithful, so as to give greater emphasis to what the characters say, and use poses that we could not use before. It allows us to better tell our stories, animate our characters – we hope that all of you will notice that it will be something more than just a technical feature; something that binds the emotions the characters.”
Scherr is one of the writers for Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End. He feels making the animation appear more realistic allows the player to see more emotion in the characters’ faces. Naughty Dog did tease a few weeks ago there will be some emotional scenes in the game. The realistic graphics and facial animations will make the game feel and look more life-like.