Killzone 3: Behind The Scenes

Spanning more than 70 minutes of cut-scene footage, the Killzone 3 single player campaign boasts a breathtaking storyline brought to life by some of Hollywood’s finest talents. In this sneak peek at the Killzone 3: Behind The Scenes featurette, which is part of the Killzone 3 Helghast Edition extras, Guerrilla reveals how real-life actors were transformed into virtual characters.

Using state-of-the-art motion capture techniques, the actors’ performances were captured using reflective tracking markers worn on the face and body. Many of the props and characters they were acting off only existed inside the computer, however.

Actor Ray Winstone (Admiral Orlock), who cut his teeth on full-body performance capture in the 2007 movie adaptation of Beowulf, was undaunted by that prospect. “It’s like going back to school in a way,” he said. “You play the scene, and you start to get your imagination back, you know?”

Co-star Malcolm McDowell (Chairman Stahl), whose video game appearances stretch back to the early nineties, was quite satisfied with the technology. “When I’m 85, I can be doing video games, because they can put a young man’s face over mine,” he joked. “And as long as I don’t do a gravelly voice, I’ll be alright!”

The full Behind The Scenes featurette is an exclusive part of the Killzone 3 Helghast Edition extras. Pre-order your copy today!

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Can’t wait to check out the behind the scenes on my Helghast Edition. But more important, I can’t wait for Killzone 3!



AWESOME but wish it was a bit longer. Love seeing the tech behind games especially facial animation. Heavy Rain had a good documentry type thing about that.


This is a short version of one Behind the Scenes video. The actual videos are longer. Get the Helghast Edition to find out!

So excited for this!


OMG RAY WINSTONE!! Next I want a game directed by Guy Ritchie :D

I cannot belief i have to wait until 25 feb for this game T_T

man i wish they release the game before holiday

Looks awesome! Cant wait to get my Helghast edition! Roll on the 25th! Someone got a time machine?

Will this game be the end of the Killzone series?

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