The in game voice chat is now getting down to serious business.
During Gamescom this past week Cloud Imperium Games announced a new feature for their space sim game, Star Citizen. The communication between players will be done via a FOIP (Face Over IP) system.
It basically means that if you have a webcam the software will be able to scan your facial movements while you are speaking and put them onto a character in the game. Take a look:
The technology is being developed with Faceware Technologies and as you can see adds some much-needed life to characters in the game. As you can also see – it’s not perfect.
It is said to be able to work with any type of device you might have, but Faceware Technologies announced they will release a camera specifically for Star Citizen’s needs – no date or price yet, though.