Jaehyung An writes:
"Hi everyone. My name is Jaehyung An and I am the cut-scene director for Soulcalibur IV. This blog edition will focus on the story and cut-scenes within the game.
Before going into that, let me talk about why we created real-time cutscenes. In the past, realistic textures and lighting were only do-able through pre-rendered cutscenes. With the current generation of systems, we can now depict in-game textures in full detail. It also means that footage is free of any degradation. Our thought of wanting to provide the degradation-free footage to the HDTV audiences, led us decide to create the real-time cutscenes."