We don't often take time to analyze each and every NPC we see wandering around our wide open virtual worlds. But maybe that's because in the past, we only saw a few different character models.
Everything will change in the new generation, though, as evidenced by the strides taken by inFamous: Second Son developer Sucker Punch.
In an interesting Game Informer report , the talented team decided to scan a real person's face to become an extra; just some dude or dudette wandering around the environment. They scanned over 75 people in just three days, so "this means that nearly every citizen you see walking around" in the game is based off a real person. The process is worth checking out.
This will undoubtedly make the adventure that much more immersive. Now we might be stopping to look at all the people around us!
Related Game(s): inFamous: Second Son