L.A. Noire Tech Demo Trailer

Learn more about the technology behind the realistic facial animation system used in L.A. Noire.

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263 comments
fullxtent
fullxtent

so awesome, Sometimes you hear people like Roger Ebert who belittle video games by saying that they "can never be art" and that it's just entertainment, but this brings it to a whole new level.

xXMusic_Addict
xXMusic_Addict

These are some of the best and realistic graphics I have ever seen. Can't wait for the PC version

StDrake
StDrake

@justcool2 yep he is,hes name is john noble

StDrake
StDrake

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Fanible
Fanible

It really does look fantastic. This technology has been toyed around with for awhile now, and it's nice to see it finally being deployed in a game in near full detail. I will say it's too bad about the limitations of the consoles. Up the texture quality on the final game's product, and this would look phenomenal. I'm still going to get it for my 360, but I'm crossing my fingers for an eventual PC release with high-res graphics.

StDrake
StDrake

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justcool2
justcool2

at 26-29 secs, is that the guy who starred in 'fringe' (sky 1) and the guy who, in 'the lord of the rings 3: the return of the king', got burnt and threw himself off the edge of the cliff?! im sure it is!! :/

justcool2
justcool2

the tech behind this awesome lookin game is fantastic!!

TommyT456
TommyT456

@SweetPandaLove Ye I know m8 I was just agreeing with you but its so far removed from GTA that I was surprised to hear that people had even made the connection in the 1st place when I read your comment. You'd think there was only 3 or 4 game genres the way everyone likens some games to others that are totally different in every way. To be honest gamespot dont really help by putting games like Duke Nukem forever under the "Games you may like..." section for L.A Noire, random or what lol!

Ripleness
Ripleness

This game looks INCREDIBLE, hopefully the gameplay will be good

Jamides
Jamides

Cool movie...........

Devils-DIVISION
Devils-DIVISION

As an ex-police officer myself, this is something I am most emphatically looking forward to. I can't imagine the work that goes into something like this. Very, very good so far.

alexbartle
alexbartle

just wow! face capture seems to be the way forward, games are catching up with film tech. wana see some in game stuff now

KingsterX
KingsterX

After Red Dead Redemption, this is not something I'm gonna miss.

Blank2k2
Blank2k2

Finally a game with a real story / plot, it's about time we got something for our minds to enjoy.

GabrielOnuris
GabrielOnuris

Have anyone ever heard of uncanny valley? (If not, I recommend to google it) Jeez, I could barely distinguish real world scenes from the game ones.

J_I_B_B_E_R
J_I_B_B_E_R

gonna change the face of video games forever imo

key1001
key1001

It looks like a movie. I like that. And the character movements and their mouth movements on speech, it's very well done even in development stages. Very good Rockstar Games, you've done it again!

phatmatt030
phatmatt030

@trastamad03 yeah that's true well you can always hook the 360 or PS3 to your pc monitor

trastamad03
trastamad03

@phatmatt030 If i'm gonna get a console, i'd rather get a whole home theater/tv and all that jazz... atm my tv is a piece of garbage that i barely use at home.

phatmatt030
phatmatt030

@trastamad03 why not just get an xbox they sell for just about a 100 now.

GnomeGrown
GnomeGrown

OMG!!!! This game is gonna be incredible. I've never seen such a high level of detail in the facial expressions. If I wasn't so damn poor, I'd pre-order this immediately

SiKh22
SiKh22

Hey it's Ken from Mad Men!

bobbyjoe321
bobbyjoe321

DAMN! It looks SO nice! Looking foward for gameplay footage.

conroybrink
conroybrink

lol wow really I can't believe that people are even trying to make compersions to other games L.A. Noire is doing ground breaking work,if people actully watched the trailers and the making of mini docs you would know that this isn't close to anything out there past or present..People are ignorent it amazes me that you have the information right here and you are going to try and compare,i hope you people dont buy this you don't deserve it.

Happy-Jam
Happy-Jam

Holy Poop this looks incredible! :) Preeeeooodering....now!!

Jarek_Cyphus
Jarek_Cyphus

Could you imagine future Metal Gear Solid, Mass Effect, or Grand Theft Auto entries with this type of tech? You know, they did a solid job of lip-syncing the actors for Read Dead Redemption, but LA Noir is really going to set the bar for videogame storytelling in the years to come. It'll be exciting to see what they do next. Way to shatter standards again, Rockstar! *two thumbs up*

victoremilioflo
victoremilioflo

I cannot imagine the next GTA with this features.... this tech is going to revolutionize gaming industry

ruZZo
ruZZo

"You got the wrong guy" Perfect facial expression.

Driscoal
Driscoal

Hey, thats that what-his-name from Mad Men.

TheFreeloader
TheFreeloader

@shani_boy101 Still, Rockstar has to approve it. And I don't think Rockstar will sign off on a game which is lacking in content or has boring "everyday sim" elements. Especially not considering that the game has been in development for seven years.

shani_boy101
shani_boy101

@TheFreeLoader It's not a true Rockstar game, it's published by them, Team Bondi makes all of this and the story and whatnot, if Rockstar is doing anything it would probably be making the game world.

TheFreeloader
TheFreeloader

@SolidTy I think just the fact that it's a Rockstar game will atleast assure that it will have more content than Heavy Rain. I also don't think the "personal life"-aspects of Heavy Rain would make it into a Rockstar game.

shani_boy101
shani_boy101

They look eerily real, are they actually modelling the characters by hand (so to speak) or are they using some kind of software that does it for them? And Australian game devs ftw!!!

Goku375
Goku375

guys keep an eye out on True crime hong kong the game might live upto the expectation and of course undoubtedly L.A noire will be facing very good competition this year

Goku375
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PixelAddict
PixelAddict

Wow... finally someone was able to crack the facial graphics barrier. That's been the one semi-unrealistic aspect of this generation of gaming. Sure, textures, explosions, speed-blurs, and other things are great, but nobody's been able to catch the nuances in a facial expression before this. Dope!

heywowlookitsme
heywowlookitsme

This is pretty much the greatest facial animation ive ever seen- movie OR video game.

Smiley451
Smiley451

I really like how this is adding a new element to games instead of just redoing something old.

dsfl
dsfl

THIS LOOKS AMAZING! Rockstar kick arse