Hideo Kojima has posted an update on Metal Gear Solid 5 and it seems there’s a lot of work still left.
He has mentioned that mo-cap has been finished but the game is still incomplete, and has detailed the amount of effort they are putting in the game.
“Such a large-scale Mo-cap is all done, but the game itself needs more time to be completed,” he revealed. “We still need to shoot game motion, in addition to voice recording, facial capturing. And moreover implementing those tremendous volume of data takes tremendous amount of time and effort.”
“If it were movie creation, post-production and editing will follow after shooting, plus adding audio but since it is game we have a lot to go. But still I feel content as this is the 1st end of phases,” he added.
“This time it took over a year including auditioning, 3D capturing, military training, reading, rehearsing and shooting.”
He also revealed some details on the mo-cap and how they’ve hired foreign actors for the game.
“We have been doing Mo-Cap for over 14 years ago but every time we’d done a new challenge. This time we hired foreign actors except stuntmen,” he revealed. “They were wide variety of actors from America, UK, France, Holland, Hungary etc. We used neutral language to communicate but the emotion was tightened as one.”
The game definitely looks ambitious considering they are putting so much effort behind it, but as we know Kojima is very meticulous to details so it will certainly turn out to be an impressive product.