NBA 2K15‘s face-scanning tech sure looked fancy when shown off last month. But now that it’s out it’s making creatures that shouldn’t exist in this world. Or any other.
The latest entry in 2K Sports’ hoops series came out today and people are having a go with the technology that uses connected cameras to scan faces for character creation. The early results, as rounded up by SB Nation, are abominations.
This is what an "average scan" of my face in NBA 2K15 looks like. pic.twitter.com/5d1hEUsk2T
— Chris Pereira (@TheSmokingManX) October 7, 2014
Joe the Plumber as a Cenobite that likes the Blazers. Stuff of nightmares. pic.twitter.com/9AvZJvR9uE
— Robert Silverman (@BobSaietta) October 7, 2014
— Sang Frais (@SangFrais) October 7, 2014
— Clark Griswald (@2Tanks_DRE) October 7, 2014
Yeah, it came out screwed up but at least those folks got the game to read their facial data. Polygon’s Owen Good couldn’t even get the thing to work for him.