16 Hours of ‘Intimate’ Mo-Cap Captured for The Witcher 3
Peter Donnell / 2 years ago
Anyone who has played the Witcher series will know that intimate sex scenes are an important part of the game’s story. The Witcher 3 is shaping up to be the biggest game in the series so far, which essentially means there will be more saucy scenes throughout. This explains a little of why CD Projekt Red needed 16 hours of sex scene motion capture data.
“We are establishing that your character was intimate with this woman recently in order to plant in your mind, that, at the very least, he must enjoy her company,” Senior Game Designer Damien Monhier said. “Through sex we have shown that this is a person who Geralt would be compelled to chase after if she went missing. We couldn’t just tell you to go find someone you don’t know or care about,” he said. “It wouldn’t work.”
No one is saying that the game has 16 hours of these scenes, but that it took that much data to get them right. It is interesting that they’re putting a lot of effort into the more mature content side of their game, to help establish a more meaningful relationship in-game; let’s hope it paid off.
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