This Isn't 'Character Creation', It's More Amazing Than That

Have you ever created a character in your own (or somebody else's) likeness in a game? Oblivion, perhaps? Or FIFA? If you have, no matter how good it looked, it suddenly looks like crap next to this.

This is the new character creation suite for space MMO EVE Online, currently being tested out by the game's players. What you're seeing is not a pre-rendered trailer, nor an "idealised" vision of a character that will be simplified once you're actually in the game.

No, what you see here is what you'll see in the game, which when you consider EVE will soon let players leave their ships and wander around space stations is really something else.

[YouTube - Thanks Jon!]


    Oh my god. This is spectacular!

    It's like someone read every gamer's mind and put it into action! That's just great!

    Jeez. That's very impressive.

    The technology is impressive but it's funny that the game it's in has the least emphasis on using the avatar. Now things may have changed since I left but it was essentially nothing more than a portrait shot in your display that most people shrunk to a thinner version that didn't show the avatar.

      It's all preperation for Incarna (boardable space stations)

    That's insanely awesome. They should sell/license this stuff to other companies.

    But why is it that the avatar created in the video reminds me of Patrick Stewart?

      Hehe, yeah I got that Patrick Stewart vibe too...
      Very impressive however! I also like how no matter how drastically you morph the face, it still looks like a face - unlike most other games' character creators...

      Especially with that silver thing on his head, a bit Xavier from X-men.

    That's very impressive. Bioware please take note for ME3. :P

    oh crap this expansion is gona be massive

    Too bad this is going to be mostly useless.

    Holy crap that is impressive.
    I am still amazed at how EVE can be both one of the most interesting and impressive games I have ever played and yet one of the most boring.

    The most amazing thing about this is that of all games it's EVE that's come up with the best character creator ever.

    Seriously, this looks amazing. It's got great complexity to it but it's also simple: something games like New Vegas fail to grasp.
    As Cracks said, I hope they share this technology around.

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