Project 8's mo-cap

If you were wondering just how developer Neversoft was able to make the animation in upcoming Tony Hawk game, Project 8, look so authentic, this new video should give you all the answers.

The footage sees pro-skater Steve Williams donning the ping pong-balled suit and shoes to be motion captured. The footage shows Williams performing a series of relatively simple tricks and then shows how they have been recreated in the game.

Williams is just one of the many pro-skaters involved with Project 8 and will appear in the game's main story mode to teach the gamer's created skater new tricks and also guide them to secret areas in the huge open gaming area.

The Tony Hawk graphics have been completely rebuilt from the ground up to make the most of the next-gen consoles and make it the most realistic-looking skating game yet.

July 18, 2006