As Uncharted’s Nathan Drake, North is responsible for full-body motion-capture, whereas his contribution to Assassin’s is restricted to the neck up. “Don’t get me wrong,” North explains to CVG (opens in new tab), “the mo-cap actors do a great job, but there will always be somewhat of a disconnect when it’s done this way.”
On Uncharted, says North, “the cutscenes are shot exactly like a film or television program. The actors interact more naturally and unique and subtle elements to the performances are captured. Don’t think for a minute that gamers don’t notice. They’re a savvy bunch.”
Revelations launches today (here’s our review), giving fans the ideal opportunity to test their savvy through close observance of the game’s motion-capture acting. And hey, if it turns out you can’t tell the difference, you’ve still got a new Assassin’s Creed to play, so, win-win.