Activision's Next-Gen Soldier Graphics Have Crawled Straight Out Of The Uncanny ValleyS

During a talk at GDC earlier today, attended by GameSpot, Activision artists showed off what they think/hope next-gen character models will look like.

While stressing that these are just exploratory models, and not in-game assets, the fact this is Activision, and that there's a soldier there, will still be pointing towards the obvious: your next Call of Duty - or at least its cutscenes - might just look like this.

The talk, given by Activision technical director Jorge Jimenez, added that the increased fidelity isn't just there for eye-candy; it's hoped that "the product of better visuals will be the capacity to tell stories with greater emotional impact".

Or, at least, the capacity to shoot Russians/Arabs/Private Military Contractors over and over and over again.

Activision's Next-Gen Soldier Graphics Have Crawled Straight Out Of The Uncanny Valley

In addition to screenshots, more of which are available at GameSpot, the team also showed off an animation video showing a character moving in real-time, which weirdly looks almost identical to the guy seen at 8:45 in this video.

Activision shows off next-gen visuals [GameSpot]