Believe it or not, Activision is not content with recycling the same Call of Duty engine over and over again. The organisation’s research and development department has been hard at work on some futuristic facial technology, and while it’s going to be a long time before we see anything as good as this in the publisher’s popular military series, it’s nice to see that the company’s making progress behind the scenes.
The footage – which shows a bald man making a number of different expressions and whining about yoghurt – is being rendered in real-time using a GeForce GTX 680. Incredibly, it’s capable of running at up to 180 frames-per-second. There’s a ton more technical jargon through here if you’re that way inclined.
“For us, the challenge goes beyond entertaining,” said Activision’s technical director Jorge Jimenez. “It’s more about creating a medium for better expressing emotions, and reaching the feelings of the players.” Is it us, or has everyone caught the David Cage bug?
You can check out the demonstration in the space below. Point your peepers through here for more examples of what the company’s research is capable of. Perhaps by Modern Warfare 33, it'll actually be a reality.