Platige Image, the Polish visual effects studio that worked with CD Projekt RED to create the most-impressive cinematic teaser trailer for the upcoming Cyberpunk 2077 RPG, has offered an in-depth look at their creative process.
A very detailed photoblog (thanks VG247) shows the amount of artistry that went into the two minute clip, showing the various stages from inspiration from the original Pen & Paper RPG game book, through concept art, and a 3D scanning session with dozens of cameras and live model actors.
Usually, working on video game cutscenes involves creating a visual story in an already established world: the animation process is very orderly, divided into classic stages, and predictable. This time around, it was markedly different. The first drafts of the screenplay and preliminary concept art was created when the game was still in initial stages of core development. In the course of our collaboration with CD Projekt RED, we approached dozens of ideas before settling on a seemingly freeze-framed setting that referenced one of the illustrations from the original game manual.Head over this way for the behind the scenes look, and watch the trailer over, and over below.