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#1 Chris

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Posted 27 February 2007 - 07:34 PM

The news comes after it was announced that Rockstar Games became the second licensee to utilise NaturalMotion's euphoria technology. A short excerpt from the press release spells out the facts:

Oxford, UK-Feb 27 2007- NaturalMotion today announced a partnership with Rockstar Games, Inc., the world-renowned publishing label, to integrate NaturalMotion's revolutionary euphoria engine into upcoming next-generation Rockstar Games titles. Rockstar's integration of euphoria is well advanced, with today's announcement following several months of close collaboration between the two companies.

Announcements regarding specific titles will follow at a later date.

It's important to note that as of yet no specific titles have been confirmed, though it appears we'll be getting seperate announcements on those in the near future. Whether or not "several months" of collaboration is enough for Rockstar to have been using this, after all there are only 10 months until the release of the game, it should be very interesting to see this technology used. This paragraph of text should help to explain why this is quite exciting news:

Based on NaturalMotion's DMS technology, euphoria uses the processing power of PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 to simulate the human body and motor nervous system, thus creating fully interactive game characters that act differently every time. With euphoria, games move away from canned animation, towards a much richer, life-like experience that is unique to the player.

So essentially, you shouldn't see the same movements twice from characters, it will always be different just like in real life. It would certainly make for some very interesting game experiences. We may also see this technology used in some of Rockstar's other upcoming games such as LA Noire.

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Posted 28 February 2007 - 10:26 AM

Wow... this is going to be amazing if they use this in the game. I can't wait!

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Posted 28 February 2007 - 10:43 AM

YES.... This means the game will be the best thing ever IMO, Thank you Chris for this news update

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Posted 28 February 2007 - 10:53 AM

Nice graphics.

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Posted 28 February 2007 - 10:54 AM

Thank you Chris in one way in another now I can't sleep, man. I can't wait, when is beta version out :D

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Posted 28 February 2007 - 12:58 PM

Great news.I already posted this info yesterday on another GTA4 topic but only 1 person read-it.What it means that the player movement will always different?
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Posted 28 February 2007 - 01:13 PM

Sorry 4 duoble posting.I just foun what this Natural Motion can do.



I think it`s good,infact it`s damn amazing!!!.Check`it out ,it`s a must see video if you want to compare it with GTA4.
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Posted 28 February 2007 - 03:41 PM

While we were all thinking that Rockstar were using their in-house RAGE technology in GTA4, it turns out this may not be the case after all.


euphoria is not a game engine in one, it's basically just an add-on or plugin, like Alias' Motion Builder.

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Posted 28 February 2007 - 04:15 PM

Plugin in or not it's still greate.

I'm not sure is this real game screenshot but if GTA 4 gona look like this I can't say nothing anymore.
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And its look like GTA 4 will be in London

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Posted 28 February 2007 - 04:26 PM

Sorry 4 duoble posting.I just foun what this Natural Motion can do.



I think it`s good,infact it`s damn amazing!!!.Check`it out ,it`s a must see video if you want to compare it with GTA4.

Well that's showing off endorphin, which is a different product, though I'd imagine they're using the same engine anyway, so it's a nice demonstration.

Plugin in or not it's still greate.

I'm not sure is this real game screenshot but if GTA 4 gona look like this I can't say nothing anymore.
Gta 4

And its look like GTA 4 will be in London

You're not sure? Are you new to the whole GTA thing or something? Those are all fakes, some are even stolen from this site. It's not even a trailer it's just a slideshow of fake screens, and you fell for that? Wow.


Anyway yes this is great news, GTA4 is going to have some awe-inspiring graphics and physics by the looks of things.

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Posted 28 February 2007 - 05:38 PM

Thanks for the update Chris. Once again I'll say your the best person for gaming info. What would we do without Chris?!?!?!?!

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Posted 28 February 2007 - 06:05 PM

Listen to him, gta Players.

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Posted 28 February 2007 - 06:07 PM

Thanks Chris,amazing news really.It seems like GTA IV is gonna rock!

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Posted 28 February 2007 - 06:17 PM

Yeah, GTA4 gonna be great, atleast for it's graphics ofcourse. :D
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Posted 28 February 2007 - 06:43 PM

GTA:4 will be the best and great work on finding this, best info so far.

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Posted 28 February 2007 - 10:24 PM

I saw this on PlanetGTA yesterday, but they got the news from someone else. Seems like pretty kick ass stuff. Rockstar might be going all out on GTAIV. Much like what they did when they went from topdown to 3D with GTAIII.

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Posted 01 March 2007 - 12:09 AM

A that endophorin shit is vicious. So every action of the character is going to be different. Damn, I can't wit for GTA IV to come. I'ma probably beat it in a week because I'm not gonna sleep.
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Posted 01 March 2007 - 01:37 AM

OMG! are they really gunna use it?!?!? IVE been wishing for this forever!! you can see that i wrote like 200 posts on the wishlist about euphoria physics. You should see the freeroam running animation, it looks so real!

wow i just looked back at my posts, and it seems like what i sed was like telling the future! zomgzwtflol! :o

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Posted 01 March 2007 - 06:53 AM

Endophorin stuff will make game very less boring and game will give a lot more fun.

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Posted 01 March 2007 - 09:47 AM

Little late on this, but this looks awesome.
This is about forcing me to buy a 360. I really don't want to wait a year untill I can finally play it.



Nice graphics.

This doesn't have anything directly to do with graphics...

Sorry 4 duoble posting.I just foun what this Natural Motion can do.



I think it`s good,infact it`s damn amazing!!!.Check`it out ,it`s a must see video if you want to compare it with GTA4.


I don't think GTA IV will have it that good, somehow. But it looks great. And will require lot's of power to for PC's, that is if it ever get's a PC release.

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