NCSOFT action adventure game Project M – GDC 2023 trailer
NCOSFT released a new trailer for Project M, an upcoming action-adventure game with “immersive interactive elements” currently in development for unannounced consoles, during Epic Games’ State of Unreal presentation at Game Developers Conference 2023.
Get the latest details below.
On March 22nd, NCSOFT unveiled the video at Epic Games’ State of Unreal opening session at GDC, held to introduce new Unreal Engine tools and technologies in collaboration with its partners. Here, Songyee Yoon, chief strategy officer (CSO) at NCSOFT, was on stage to introduce the company’s latest project, Project M, and its trailer.
In this trailer, a digital human version of NCSOFT’s Chief Creative Officer (CCO), Taekjin Kim, appeared on screen and guided viewers through the world and core gameplay of Project M.
This digital human is developed utilizing NCSOFT’s AI technology combined with its advanced art and graphics technology capabilities. The digital human speech voice in the trailer was created by the company’s AI text-to-speech (TTS) technology. It is used to translate text information into natural human speech that reflects the voice, accent and emotions of a particular person.
Digital human facial expression and lip sync were created with the help of the company’s voice-to-face technology. It is an AI-based facial animation technology that automatically produces facial animation, matching the given text or voice. AI technology, combined with the company’s visual technologies, created the realistic appearance of the digital human face.
Songyee Yoon, CSO of NCSOFT, said, “Project M is our latest innovation, harnessing the power of artificial intelligence and graphics technology to an unprecedented level.” She added, “With the help of Unreal Engine, we have achieved our vision for Project M with the seamless integration of our core AI technology, resulting in breathtaking detail.”
“We’re excited to see how NCSOFT is pushing Unreal Engine 5 for Project M, and the high-fidelity digital people they’ve created are truly impressive,” said Tim Sweeney, founder and chief executive officer (CEO) of Epic Games.
Project M is one of NCSOFT’s latest projects – an action-adventure title created with immersive interactive elements, in development for consoles. The world of Project M consists of information particles, and players can simulate the time and space given at the moment. The main game is designed to expand and change the story with the information that the player receives during his game.
Running on Unreal Engine 5, Project M is dedicated to the integration of realistic graphics based on its advanced technology in 3D scanning, motion capture and VFX (visual effects).
Watch the trailer below.
GDC 2023 trailer