There’s a lot riding on WWE 2K22, after 2K20 released to abysmal reviews and 2K21 was cancelled outright. The development team at Visual Concepts has been sharing new behind the scenes clips teasing new systems and re-worked graphics, starting with a brand-new face scanning rig.
The clip shows WWE stars Booker T and Ric Flair being scanned into the game, with the two wrestlers pulling various faces for the cameras to capture. The tweet says the new rig includes “80 high resolution cameras and all-new software to map everything to a high-precision 3D sculpt.”
To make #WWE2K22 Hit Different, we built a brand new scanning rig, with 80 high resolution cameras and all-new software to map everything to a high-precision 3D sculpt. Can you dig it, sucka? WOOO! pic.twitter.com/a33bIxhoDo
— WWE2K Dev (@WWE2Kdev) May 19, 2021
Developer Patrick Gilmore also shared that the facial scanning for WWE 2K22 has been done on a larger scale than the game has seen in years. “I think at least five years since we’ve captured so many superstars,” he said, adding that they had been scanning “coast to coast in the US and even in Europe this year.”