Earlier today we ran a story regarding Ninja Theory main-man Tameem Antoniades' presentation at BAFTA last night. In the interest of transparency and clarity, we are now running a follow-up that clarifies what Tameem said about Uncharted 2's animations.
Tameem initially took the time to post to our Forum on the initial story stating that, our headline was misleading and inflammatory. He commented, "I actually never said the Uncharted 2
animations were overdone." You can read his posting on the Forum
We obviously followed this up and offered to run a full and unedited response. Tameem took the time to respond very positively to this, so we are pleased to print his unedited response.
"I am a huge fan of Naughty dog in all aspects of development. I see them as the setting the gold standard in action adventure game in all areas including animation.
"However, I am a firm believer in performance capture (capturing face, body and voice simultaneously for multiple actors). It is a technique we pioneered in games with Heavenly Sword
working alongside Weta Digital and gives, in my opinion, the most honest representation of human drama."
Also, so that everybody is totally clear on what was said, we've also uploaded the audio of the event. You can listen to it via this link
(by the way, the question is asked by SPOnG contributor, Lauren Wainwright, of the excellent Daily Girl Attack Panic Super HD Remix
We're more than happy to run this clarification, as Tameem told us, "Sure, to be fair it was an honest misunderstanding as we had just been talking about U2 but I was responding more generally to the issue of over-animating in games in general."