God of War projection on NBA court
God of War, the highly anticipated game by Santa Monica Studio, had a spectacular entrance on the court of NBA’a historic Oracle Arena. During the break of the match between Golden State Warriors and San Antonio Spurs the dynamic world from the game was presented in a form of innovative projection, developed by Platige Image in cooperation with BBH New York and Sony Interactive Entertainment. Moreover, it was directed by Tomek Bagiński. The arena has become a frozen nordic land, then a cave in which Kratos and his son fought for their lives, breaking the boundries of what we perceive as a typical game cinematic.
They were not just a flat image – for over a minute they took over the whole arena, coming to life in front of thousands of spectators. In order to achieve our vision we used the whole court, jumbotron and LED 360°Ribbons with a 1900×56 display. Motion capture was made in Lightstorm – the system created by James Cameron during the development of “Avatar”. The characters were recorded by the same actors as in the game.
That way God of War had a spectacle worthy of its epic status.
Post-Production Company: Platige Image
Director: Tomek Bagiński
Executive Producer: Zicz
Producer: Justyna Supernak
VFX Supervisor: Kamil Pohl
Art Director: Michał Niewiara