New 'Hitman: Absolution' Game Uses 'Avatar' Performance Capture Technology, Hollywood Talent

Square Enix is taking a Hollywood approach to its fifth installment of IO Interactive's bestselling Hitman action game franchise, Hitman: Absolution, which is due out next year. The Danish game developer worked with a cast of a dozen Hollywood actors who brought their virtual characters to life using both performance capture and voice acting to add a more emotional level of interaction to the game.

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Hoje03083020d ago

Just give me a release date so I can give you my money, IO.

PRHB HYBRiiD3019d ago

Day one no doubt, been waiting for this game since hitman blood money came out on the first xbox..epic game

cyclonus0073020d ago

Hopefully it's not the same approach Hollywood took with the Hitman movie...*shudder*

ReservoirDog3163019d ago

Haha, hey. That was probably the best video game movie I ever saw.

cyclonus0073019d ago

Mine would have to be the first Mortal Kombat. Game is about a fighting tournament; movie is about a fighting tournament. Simple. Why Hollywood struggles with adapting games is beyond me.

Now that I think about it, I liked Silent Hill also.

ChrisGTR13019d ago


im sorry man but that movie was complete garbage. my love for hitman is what made me see it and i thought it was really shitty. comparable to uve boll movies

macky3013019d ago (Edited 3019d ago )


I thought Uwe Boll's Postal, was a quite an awesome movie,.. Actually he captured Postal's vibe pretty well,..

ChrisGTR13019d ago

after watching house of the dead i never want to see an uve boll movie ever again.

ReservoirDog3163019d ago

Haha, well yeah it was faithful to the game but it was a terrible movie. Hitman actually had something going for it outside of the sword fighting scene. Even portrayed a main character that had more going on in his head than what was shown on screen. That's pretty big for a video game movie. Actually, that's pretty big for even most movies.

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NukaCola3019d ago

This game is making a lot of claims to be the greatest game since slice bread with all it's technology and such. I hope they don't disappoint.

DelbertGrady3019d ago

Releasing a subtle teaser and telling us they use advanced motion capture tech is not "claiming to be the greatest game since sliced bread".

I have a love/hate relationship to the Hitman series. I love the settings/characters but I hate the trial and error gameplay. At the same time I wouldn't want it to be like the last Splinter Cell game - streamlined to death.

NukaCola3019d ago

Ok maybe I over exagerated on that. My comment sounds kind of stupid. My bad.

karllive1613019d ago

Lol this was used on Black Ops before. Search for it.

madjedi3019d ago

And uncharted 1 & 2 and mgs4 and heavenly sword before them, and by andy sekris yrs before that in the lotr movies. This isn't exactly unheard of in the video game world anymore, just seems like it's become more accepted as time has passed.

Was heavenly sword the 1st game this gen to use mocap as extensively as it did, which was a bit unheard of at the time. Either that or mgs4, but it think heavenly sword was 07 game and mgs4 was an 08 game.

This may be a bit presumptious but if they are going through the trouble of mocap and doing audio at the same time i doubt it will be a low quality, assuming of course they have the narrative to back it up with.

@karlive161 "Lol this was used on Black Ops before. Search for it." Clearly they didn't bother mocaping the melee attack, because that pathetic little knife swipe i saw on the demo isn't going to kill a person. It damn sure isn't going to penetrate a bulletproof vest from the front.

Now k3's melee attacks, damn those are straight brutal, mocaped or not.

karllive1613019d ago

yeah, k3 melee is cool but it's too slow.

ThatEnglishDude3019d ago

The Hitman series is one of the only series I can recall that has got better with each installment. With Blood Money being without a doubt the best in the series, I can only hope Absolution follows suit (pun intended)