Beyond: stunning motion capture at Quantic Dream

Quantic Dream investment in additional 36 Vicon T160 cameras enables outstanding facial capture realism for new video game, Beyond: Two Souls

Vicon, the motion capture technology specialists for the entertainment, defence, life science and engineering industries, announced today that its T-Series motion capture system was used on the hotly anticipated video game, Beyond: Two Souls.

Beyond: Two Souls is the latest game from acclaimed French video game studio Quantic Dream since its smash hit, Heavy Rain. Written and directed by David Cage, the psychological action thriller stars Ellen Page and Willem Dafoe and launches on October 8.

A long standing customer of Vicon motion capture technology, Quantic Dream added 36 Vicon T-Series cameras to the studio's existing 28 MX 40 cameras and integrated them with Blade – Vicon's innovative data capture and industry leading data processing tool – for the start of the Beyond project.

'For this project we cast world class actors who are very familiar to our audience. We needed to be sure we captured all the subtle nuances of their performances, so it was extremely important that the data have the highest possible fidelity. Because of this, we chose Vicon technology as it consistently delivers first rate results with outstanding levels of support' said Guillaume de Fondaumière, CEO, Quantic Dream.

Imogen Moorhouse CEO, Vicon commented: 'Following the success of Heavy Rain, the industry has seen huge momentum and excitement build around Beyond: Two Souls. The project has already achieved wide critical acclaim and with consumer expectations increasing all the time, now is a very exciting time to be working closely with leading studios such as Quantic Dream.'