SOE's new EverQuest II feature.
Sony Online Entertainment is adding new facial recognition tech to EverQuest 2 that lets the game track your movement and facial expressions and replicate them on your avatar in real-time!
A new -upcoming- feature for PC MMORPG EverQuest II is called "SOEmote".
This tech converts your webcam input into avatar facial expressions. Also, the suite gives users the option to modulate their voice to something appropriate for their character.
According to Sony Online Entertainment, SOEmote’s “purpose” is simply to let players communicate more effectively, to immerse into the world more deeply, and to allow roleplaying to return to our roleplaying games."Any game that calls itself a roleplaying game absolutely needs this feature. For other games, it's just a really good idea that your players will want. Pick a character. Pick a class. And then be that character instead of just being yourself. That's what a roleplaying game is supposed to be," SOE producer Dave Georgeson explains.
Right now its at BETA stages, but should be available pretty soon.
See how it looks by watching the video below!
NEWS SOURCE #1: SOEmote tech brings live facial expressions voice to Everquest (via) JoyStiq
NEWS SOURCE #2: SOEmote implants your facial expressions movement and voice onto your EQ2 avatar (via) PCGamer
Our thanks to 'Gauss' for this news item!