Ninja Theory: Heavenly Sword cut-scenes surpass Beowulf
- Posted June 12th, 2008 at 07:09 EDT by Michael Harradence
Heavenly Sword developer Ninja Theory has stated that some of the more memorable cut scenes in the PlayStation 3 exclusive blockbuster convey a level of emotion greater than that of Hollywood CGI epic, Beowulf.
Speaking with Gamesindustry.biz, Ninja Theory Co-Founder, Tameem Antoniades, commented: “I think gamers are used to poor cut-scenes. That's one of the reasons they are disliked so much.”
"I do honestly believe that the best cut-scenes in Heavenly Sword surpass the best scenes in Beowulf in conveying emotion.”
"I see CG as digital make-up. So as long as the performance is there to start with and the CG data reflects the original performance, then it should be easy enough for a skilled animator to reach the emotional resonance of the actor.”
Antoniades added the team is keen to improve upon what they have already learned with the studio’s next title, commenting:
“If you aren't able to convey emotion, then somewhere along the line something isn't working as it should be. We did a lot of research in this area and know where the 'gotchas' are. So our next project will hopefully improve on what we learnt.”
Although details are scarce as to what the company’s next project will be, they have confirmed that it will not be a sequel to Heavenly Sword, as previously speculated. Reports suggest it may be accompanied by the release of an animated feature film, though nothing is for certain.
Stay tuned for more development as they break.