If you've seen any of the trailers for Naughty Dog's The Last of Us, the apocalypse tale of a man and girl trying to survive after the fall of civilization, then you'll know that it's a cinematic affair. The animation looks gorgeous, whether in cut scenes or during gameplay. How does Naughty Dog achieve such an incredible level of detail, whether in Uncharted or this?
Motion capture! The above video shows off some of Annie Wersching's work as Tess, splicing up raw mo-cap footage with scenes from within the game so we can see exactly how they translate. Fascinating, no?