Beyond: Two Souls brings the game and film world one step closer together.
Watching the trailer for Quantic Dream’s new PS3 game you could be forgiven for thinking you were watching a trailer for the latest CGI blockbuster movie rather than a video game, but it would seem that’s exactly the reaction Director David Cage was hoping for.
In an interview with Pretentious Film Majors at the Tribeca Film Festival, Cage talked about how he wanted to make the game world and film world communicate, to “build bridges.” Although not an easy task, Beyond: Two Souls has certainly helped to merge the two industries in a way that has never been done before.
For the first time ever in a video game Motion Capture was used to record movement, facial expressions and voice simultaneously, meaning lead actress Ellen Page had to give complete performances in just one take. In an interview with Metro back in May, Page said “It was absolutely the most challenging acting job, a really, really emotionally intense and gruelling experience”.
I don’t tend to play video games that often, not because I don’t enjoy them, quite the opposite in fact, it’s because I get too obsessed and involved in them and before I know it two whole days have gone by in a flash, not good for my health or social life! This one, however, has really caught my eye and the supernatural element is an obvious attraction for me, so maybe I’ll check it out when it’s finally released in October.
Might be worth booking a few days holiday just in case…