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SOE Live: Everquest Next videos show face tracking, moves

2013-08-03 16:55:00  ยท  Papa Niero
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SOEMote with a beauty and the beastly

The face-tracking technology called SOEMote was confirmed to be headed to Everquest Next, said game director Dave Georgeson. The tech was unveiled at E3 last year and is currently available to the public for free in Everquest II -- all you need is a webcam and you're good to go. Though still a little rough around the edges, it shows promise of what the future of what personal virtual interactions could be like. Cutting to the chase, I'm surprised the porn industry didn't beat them to it. That's where all technology comes from, so I'm told.

Everquest Next will also feature less fumbling with your keyboard when moving across environment through some automatic parkour wizardry. In the video shown above you'll notice that when the characters confront small boulders they simply swings around it with liquidity. No button pressing is needed to perform these actions, which they're calling "Heroic Movements". When combined with double-jumping and magical items (like gliding boots) the tedium of moving across a field begins to sounds like less of a chore. 

SOE Live wraps later tonight, so we'll continue to prod the developers for more details. Is there anything you've seen you're curious about? Let me know and I'll try to corner someone!


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