Capcom’s Monster Hunter World features incredibly realistic fantastical beasts, as the developers were able to take advantage of new, more powerful technologies compared to past games. One of those technologies was motion capture — but in place of actual monsters to capture, humans had to play pretend.
You can see a brief snippet of this process in action in a new making-of video from Monster Hunter’s YouTube channel (as spotted by Naughty Dog animator Jonathan Cooper). From the looks of it, the team really got into the spirit. In the video, one very angry-looking man in a mo-cap suit acts out the part of a Great Jargas, moving around on all fours while taking a bite out of another man. His face definitely has the look of a predator….