Sony Announce Ground-Breaking MMO Technology For Everquest II – Prepare To Be Excited
Sony Online Entertainment have just released information regarding their upcoming ground-breaking software update to Everquest II, SOEmote. SOEmote is going to combine innovative facial recognition technology with currently available VOIP technology to offer players an immersive experience unlike anything seen in other online games.
The most exciting aspect to this new SOEmote technology is the ability to have the character behave in exactly the same way as the player. Using webcams and the new technology, players exploring the world of Everquest II can bring role-playing to a whole new level. Look to your right, and your character looks to their right, frown and your character frowns, scream as the boss destroys your raid and your player screams. Supporting the new facial recognition technology is the ability to use Vivox's Voice Font technology to mask a players voice, allowing them to have the voice of a gruff-like trolls or a squeaky, high pitched goblin.
This is a technology we hope to see spread to all types of online titles and it's something we're going to be keeping a very close eye on.