Submitted by -Mezzo- 922d ago | opinion piece

Ellen Page’s character in Beyond: Two Souls is taking gaming to a whole new level

Metro - You are, in fact, looking at a computer-generated image of the Juno star from astonishing new video game Beyond: Two Souls. So good is the rendition, though, that from the other side of a coffee table in Lower Manhattan I’m struggling to tell the difference.

This is Page’s self-confessed most challenging part to date as the star in a game promising such cinematic quality it’s just been recognised by the Tribeca Film Festival in New York. (Beyond: Two Souls, PS3)

GribbleGrunger  +   922d ago
Very good article.

I think we could be looking at a huge change in the way we perceive and advertise games. In the next few years we could actually be picking a game up because it has our favourite actor in it. Before you consider that slightly over the top, stop and remember that we haven't seen photorealism on the PS4 yet.

This offers Sony (and any other console manufacturer) an opportunity for promotion that never really existed before. Those same actors will be doing the rounds in interviews and promos of their latest films/projects, and the question is inevitably going to get around to the fact that they've just appeared in a game.

AAA actors promoting consoles ... Get in there Sony. Throw someone a few quid to include a 'best acting in a video game' award for the Oscars, and there's your motivation AND legitimacy.
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MrDead  +   922d ago
BAFTA does video game awards with best performer award.

To be honest I would rather win a BAFTA then an Oscar as they seem to reward the most deserving.

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toxic-inferno  +   922d ago
It's a fantastically logical step. With the video game industry growing more and more mainstream every day, hopefully more actors will bridge the gap between the two media.

It already began a few years back, with the likes of Portal 2.

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