EA is doing its E3 press conference right now, and they’ve revealed Gameface HD, a feaure that lets you scan your face into NBA Live by using a mobile device. They ran a demo on stage, and it looked pretty impressive, though we’ll see how it works in practice. These things are sometimes horrific, as shown by the NBA 2K face-scanning disasters:
FACE SCANNING TECH pic.twitter.com/wyC3cxNqzr
— Ryan Evans (@rje) June 15, 2015
So while the demo seemed to work well, these things can always go wrong. But at least it’s in funny ways! But hey, funny faces or realistic ones, everyone wins either way. And with the better-quality mobile cameras, there’s probably better performance than with Kinect and whatnot. We’ll see how this does later this year.