Sharkmob partners with Vicon to take multiplayer games to new heights

Sharkmob to deploy Vantage and Vero systems and Shōgun software within new performance capture studio

 

Vicon, a world leader in motion capture, is pleased to announce that it has won a contract with Sharkmob, a triple-A game developer based in London and Sweden, to deploy its flagship Vantage solution, flexible Vero system and Shōgun software.

Sharkmob will be launching a new performance capture studio in the summer of 2021 in Malmö, Sweden. The studio will house a powerful combination of 24 Vantage cameras, eight Vero cameras and Shōgun software.

Using Vicon, Sharkmob will be able to capture the performance of multiple actors in real-time and showcase more realistic characters, helping to achieve their ambition of taking multiplayer games to new heights.

This competitive contract win showcases the strength of Vicon’s real-time tracking capabilities.

The system was specified and installed by Vicon distributor, prophysics SOL ab https://www.prophysics-sol.se/

Rodrigo Cortes, Art Director at Sharkmob, said: “Our projects are quite ambitious and with our eyes set on AAA quality, performance capture has always been part of our vision in order to create more realistic characters and enhance the gaming experience. With the precision and quality of their real-time data, Vicon was the best choice for us.”

Imogen Moorhouse, CEO of Vicon said: “As the game industry continues to evolve rapidly, we have seen more and more games companies, both major developers and independents, choose Vicon to power their innovation. The creative team at Sharkmob are passionate about ensuring the quality and sophistication of their games, so we are proud that they chose a Vicon solution to launch their new studio, and we look forward to seeing continued innovation in their upcoming games.”

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About Vicon

Established in 1984, Vicon is an award-winning, leading provider of tailored motion capture systems for the life sciences, media and entertainment, location-based virtual reality and engineering industries.

Through Vicon’s premium motion capture technology, the company is able to analyse and enhance the potential for human motion for the benefit of all.

Vicon is a subsidiary of Oxford Metrics (AIM: OMG), the international software company servicing government, life sciences, entertainment and engineering markets and Yotta, a provider of software and services for infrastructure asset management.

In 2017, Vicon acquired New Zealand based wearables company, IMeasureU to accelerate its Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU) product offering to enable researchers, coaches and elite athletes to benefit from data-driven performance insights.

Vicon is currently working with a large range of global clients, including The University of Southampton, Stanford Hall, Loughborough University, UC Berkeley, TU Dortmund, Framestore, The Imaginarium, Sony, Dreamworks, EA and many more.

About Sharkmob

Sharkmob is a game studio with offices in Malmö, Sweden and London, founded in 2017 and acquired by Tencent Games in 2019. The studio develops AAA quality games for PC and console, using the Unreal Engine to power its ambitions of taking multiplayer games to new heights. Sharkmob is currently working on three major projects: a battle royale game in the Vampire: The Masquerade universe set for release in 2021; and two proprietary, unannounced titles. For more information about Sharkmob, visit https://www.sharkmob.com.

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