VIDEO | PS3 Thursday, March 8, 2012 | 2:07 PM

Quantic Dream introduces KARA

Quantic Dream introduces KARA

Yesterday, Quantic Dream and David Cage revealed their new tech KARA. It is not the studio's next game and you also might want to know that it was created a year ago. The video and a gallery inside.

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Commented on 2012-03-08 14:36:48
Impressive for real time

i bet she walks like a retard though :D
Commented on 2012-03-08 14:44:36
trailer was awesome ...
Commented on 2012-03-08 14:51:08
Tech Demo's are always amazing.

Anyone remember Motorstrom's Tech Demo when advertising the PS3? Now that was amazing!

edit: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dpLpESjgBkk

Shame Motorstorm turned out nothing like that :(
Commented on 2012-03-08 15:07:31
You can watch the trailer on YouTube (Kara a PS3 new technology). It looks really impressive and shows that the PS3 still holds very good.
Commented on 2012-03-08 15:07:50 In reply to Xoar
@ Xoar

ya remember that ... but this games looks really close to Quantic Dreams style given their record with Heavy Rain I guess ... psn blog also just said that this is not their next game (although u wish it were) ... http://blog.us.playstation.com/2012/03/07/kara-is-...
Commented on 2012-03-08 15:39:50
Well...that was really impresive. Even the idea of the whole animation was great. Gooooooooood. :-)
Commented on 2012-03-08 15:44:35
awesome tech demo, and more importantly, it's a believable tech demo. not a pipe dream like some. heavy rain wasnt far off this aside from the dead eyes so i'm confident their next actual game will be just as good as this visually.
Commented on 2012-03-08 15:59:19
Put this in a really controllable game like say a RPG and then we can talk about an evolution of performances, now put some effort on a history with likable characters with this type of performances.

We got ourselves a breakthrough in wich it will be measured a before and after this game.

BUt put it in a game not in a QTEs fest.
Commented on 2012-03-08 16:25:19 In reply to IRAIPT0IR
Agree.

i like the setting, but i'm not buying a QTE game.
Commented on 2012-03-08 16:39:18 In reply to Xoar
Posted by Xoar
Tech Demo's are always amazing.

Anyone remember Motorstrom's Tech Demo when advertising the PS3? Now that was amazing!

edit: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dpLpESjgBkk

Shame Motorstorm turned out nothing like that :(
Yes, but the Motorstorm demo was obviously bullshit and clearly pre-rendered. This isn't. A full blown game using this tech won't look this good. It'll be close, maybe the facial models will look the same, but there will be cut-backs in other areas. It's the same with most tech demos. I personally think what we see here is good enough for games, even next gen ones. I mean, it's completely convincing and looks astonishing and a reminder to me just how far games have come in the last decade or so. Impressive.
Commented on 2012-03-08 16:39:52
Not an entirely new concept, but still a cool one :) I don't see anything break-through here tech wise though. Hell, it's just mocap with faces too (something Ninja theory has been doing since Heavenly sword). That and it's just a cutscene (albeit well written, which is nice). Show me an engaging gameplay animation system and I'll be impressed. They need to start doing AI routines for facial animations so they are constantly changing depending on what's going on. I despise the game-play manaquins that suddenly become full of life during cut-scenes...
Commented on 2012-03-08 16:44:03 In reply to Xoar
Posted by Xoar
Tech Demo's are always amazing.

Anyone remember Motorstrom's Tech Demo when advertising the PS3? Now that was amazing!

edit: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dpLpESjgBkk

Shame Motorstorm turned out nothing like that :(
The Motorstorm video was a render produced by a visual effects studio. It was never in any way realtime or capable of being so.

The video here from Quantic Dream is believably realtime,, although I have of wonder what the point of it is with next-gen hardware not far off.
Commented on 2012-03-08 16:54:25 In reply to moroboshi
Posted by moroboshi
The Motorstorm video was a render produced by a visual effects studio. It was never in any way realtime or capable of being so.

The video here from Quantic Dream is believably realtime,, although I have of wonder what the point of it is with next-gen hardware not far off.
The point of it is obviously devs are still finding new ways and developing new tech even for this generation. Just because a new gen is around the corner, it doesn't mean they should stop developing new technologies that can be applied to the current gen. It just means that when the next gen comes, they can be ready for it and hit the ground running with some impressive features. The point is creating believable characters in this demo, I believe. They did a fine job. There also looks like some fancy lighting effects going on there. Real time global illumination and at least what appears to be a trick sub surface scattering effect. The modelling is also very impressive, but it would remain to be seen if the same poly level could be applied to an actual game. If a game comes out this generation looking exactly like that, then I'll be impressed. I'd be pleased if this were the look of first generation titles on the next gen.
Commented on 2012-03-08 16:56:47
It looks great but really...it just means prettier cutscenes. I kinda wish they'd do something that made their gams insteresting to PLAY rather than pretty to look at :P

I mean Quantic Dream needs to do a minimum of two things. First fire David Cage, cause he is the worst hack writer ever, second, add more game to your games. I mean if Heavy Rain wasn't stupid storywise and managed to engage me a few times through out i might ahve enjoyed it. I know i've been raging on this shit before, but why couldn't you just drive the car yourself in the card scene? Why did that have to be QTE?

Anyway, great animation capture. Hope to see it used in some games tha don't blow :)
Commented on 2012-03-08 17:02:13
Funny considering for years, every female character I create in RPGs I name them Kara, I like the name lol
Engine is good, I just dont like the genre they use it in.

I hope someday we get to see this sort of thing in a action RPG so we get proper facial expressions, only one I can think of that does it good enough is Mass Effect series.
Commented on 2012-03-08 17:04:44
I always name my characters Tits McGee. Anchorman is the best.
Commented on 2012-03-08 17:40:02
The conversation was intresting. They need to make a game. I want to know what happens later.
Commented on 2012-03-08 17:52:13
The thing I loved most about this tech demo and took away from it are that there are believable writers in the game industry who can evoke emotion even in me.

I like feeling an emotional connection to media as it means you can invest more in the story they are trying to create.

GFX are also great in this vid, kudos to the devs.
Commented on 2012-03-08 17:55:45 In reply to Xoar
Posted by Xoar
Tech Demo's are always amazing.

Anyone remember Motorstrom's Tech Demo when advertising the PS3? Now that was amazing!

edit: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dpLpESjgBkk

Shame Motorstorm turned out nothing like that :(
that was pure CG dude.
Commented on 2012-03-08 19:21:00
Great Tech Demo, love it.
Commented on 2012-03-08 20:30:12
God, that was amazing! I love the way QD "plays" on human emotions. When she begged to live...
Commented on 2012-03-08 23:55:45 In reply to Xoar
@Xoar Lol that was a "Target Render" dude. No way it was realtime. The Killzone 2 2005 E3 Trailer was also a "Target Render". It something the deeloper aims for then. With Killzone 2 they actually pulled it off pretty well. The Motorstorm one, lol, no just no.
Commented on 2012-03-09 00:39:49 In reply to FreeSwag
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Commented on 2012-03-09 05:03:23
They made talking to a robot intresting in a closed room. Really impressive.
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