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March 9, 2016 7:43 AM   Subscribe

The team that brought you the Real Life First Person Shooter has struck again with Real Life Hitman which is even more impressive. Behind the scenes.
posted by Rhomboid (31 comments total) 20 users marked this as a favorite
 
They'd need an assortment of mimes and Pepper's Ghost effects for a Real Life SUPERHOT, but that would make for the most innovate sensory experience in years.
posted by Smart Dalek at 7:57 AM on March 9, 2016 [1 favorite]


So cool. That woman with the red hair sounds so much like M.
posted by Orange Pamplemousse at 8:14 AM on March 9, 2016


Next they should do Stardew Valley.
posted by notyou at 8:20 AM on March 9, 2016


Orange Pamplemousse: The woman with the red hair is actually Jane Perry, a voice actress who was involved in Hitman: Absolution. (The video credits claim she played Diana Burnwood, 47's handler, but IMDB says that was Marsha Thomason and that Jane Perry was the menu/tutorial voice. I really thought it was the same person, but I'm terrible at voices.)
posted by Kortney at 8:24 AM on March 9, 2016 [1 favorite]


I hope they can figure out a way to combine this with a "Real Life" version of Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes, (official site, excellent example of the game).

Even without that addition, I could see this being an incredible thing to have set up during a gaming convention like PAX held at a nearby location for Twitch/YT/etc streamers. A streamer gets 1 hour to complete the mission (replacing Agent 47), guided by another offsite streamer team (with viewer input, albeit delayed) who might not even be at the convention, and acts as the 'control team.'
posted by chambers at 8:33 AM on March 9, 2016 [2 favorites]


It's no Real Life Goldeneye
posted by stevis23 at 8:37 AM on March 9, 2016 [2 favorites]


I think I'd be way too stressed out to play this. I wouldn't want 47 to die.

"Agent 47, look around for a pub. Let's go get a pint. Life is too short."
posted by ODiV at 8:46 AM on March 9, 2016 [8 favorites]


... for a Real Life SUPERHOT...

I'd really like to go a day without getting "SUPER. HOT. SUPER. HOT. SUPER. HOT" stuck in my head. Nowhere is safe.
posted by mayonnaises at 8:47 AM on March 9, 2016 [1 favorite]


Does nobody else suspect that it's a lot more likely it's an actual video game demo, rather than a "real life" production going to extreme lengths to look exactly like one?
posted by sfenders at 8:48 AM on March 9, 2016


Just the video was a ton of fun. I'd love to play that game.
posted by oddman at 9:15 AM on March 9, 2016 [1 favorite]


Soooooooooooo good!
posted by Faintdreams at 9:25 AM on March 9, 2016


Also ? BRB I'm off to become a voiceover artist because, yup :)
posted by Faintdreams at 9:28 AM on March 9, 2016


sfenders: "Does nobody else suspect that it's a lot more likely it's an actual video game demo, rather than a "real life" production going to extreme lengths to look exactly like one?"

Looks like the real Oldway Mansion to me.

I grant you that they've done a really good job with this. The camera work really captures the weird angles of a video game, and the main actor has been made up to look like CGI. He also moves a little unnaturally, like a video game character.
posted by crazy with stars at 10:00 AM on March 9, 2016 [1 favorite]


Does nobody else suspect that it's a lot more likely it's an actual video game demo, rather than a "real life" production going to extreme lengths to look exactly like one?

I... don't understand? Which part do you think is a video game demo and not live action? Did you watch the behind the scenes video? Or their first video, and the behind the scenes vid of that? They're worth watching because they explain how they did it in real time.
posted by danny the boy at 10:50 AM on March 9, 2016 [1 favorite]


This was a lot of fun and had really high production values as it was sponsored by the Hitman game studio (which explains the Ferrari)--but their first videos were really charming because they were less perfect...
posted by danny the boy at 11:01 AM on March 9, 2016


Now hire the Assassin's Creed Parkour team and make that game.

Though that's probably too dangerous.

"Now jump to that roof!"
*splat*
"... uhhhh."
posted by ODiV at 11:05 AM on March 9, 2016 [2 favorites]


Which part do you think is a video game demo and not live action? Did you watch the behind the scenes video?

All of it, or almost all (maybe they snuck in a few real shots somewhere?) of the Hitman video. Not their first FPS. Not the "behind the scenes" part, I think most of that is real. I mean, fake. I mean, not computer generated.

There are lots of little hints that stand out to me, but the camerawork alone is too good an imitation of a game engine to not actually be one. The way it moves perfectly in sync with the player character.
posted by sfenders at 12:08 PM on March 9, 2016


Wait are you truthering the video? Why would they fake it? I'm so confused.
posted by Carillon at 12:24 PM on March 9, 2016 [3 favorites]


This is all just a viral ad for Hardcore Henry, right?

because I cannot wait to see that movie, don't judge me
posted by jbickers at 12:30 PM on March 9, 2016


Why would they fake it?

Because a video game studio paid them to, to promote the fantastic graphics in their new Hitman game. Seriously, does nobody else see this? The shadows are too perfect! The flashlights! The lense flare! The Ferrari exhaust! Is there any part you can point to and say no, they couldn't do that in a fancy new video game running on the best hardware available. You're kidding yourself. Everyone flawlessly moving as if they're a game character! I tell you, the whole world is an illusion. OPEN your eyes to the TRUTH! None of this is real.
posted by sfenders at 12:33 PM on March 9, 2016


I just had an idea. Is there a videogamey rotoscope (or similar) filter you could use to make this look like an actual hitman game?
posted by ODiV at 12:47 PM on March 9, 2016


Why would they fake it?

Because a video game studio paid them to, to promote the fantastic graphics in their new Hitman game


"Yes, but the whole point of the doomsday machine fantastic computer graphics is lost if you keep it a secret! Why didn't you tell the world? did you make a fake behind-the-scenes?!"
posted by Nonsteroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drug at 1:15 PM on March 9, 2016 [1 favorite]


First effort Better, 2nd sailing off towards souless despite/because of BUDGET and TOO MUCH THINKING.
posted by Pembquist at 3:39 PM on March 9, 2016


Those people playing Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes are not human.
posted by The Bellman at 3:42 PM on March 9, 2016 [1 favorite]


sfenders: "Is there any part you can point to and say no, they couldn't do that in a fancy new video game running on the best hardware available."

Like...every single part? There was, literally, not a single second which looked like it was being run on a fancy new video game running the best hardware available. Am I being trolled here?
posted by Bugbread at 7:53 PM on March 9, 2016


Sorry, I'm just a bit sleep-deprived today due to some waves emanating from a supercomputer in South Korea.
posted by sfenders at 8:25 PM on March 9, 2016


Because a video game studio paid them to, to promote the fantastic graphics in their new Hitman game. Seriously, does nobody else see this? The shadows are too perfect! The flashlights! The lense flare! The Ferrari exhaust! Is there any part you can point to and say no, they couldn't do that in a fancy new video game running on the best hardware available. You're kidding yourself. Everyone flawlessly moving as if they're a game character! I tell you, the whole world is an illusion. OPEN your eyes to the TRUTH! None of this is real.

Dude, chill out. Have a cat video.
posted by sebastienbailard at 12:47 AM on March 10, 2016


Orange Pamplemousse: That M is actually Dame. Judi Dench.
posted by humboldt32 at 2:09 AM on March 10, 2016


Damn, "enjoy your drive, 47" was smooth.

Chuckle Bros version.
posted by lucidium at 2:33 PM on March 12, 2016


I bet this sort of production is going to become a whole industry for entertaining rich folk pretty soon. Like, rich folk, not rich rich folk, who can just do it for real.
posted by lucidium at 2:42 PM on March 12, 2016


Hitman AI shenanigans
posted by Rhomboid at 6:19 AM on March 24, 2016


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