JALI Research’s facial tech allows for lip syncing in English, Polish, French and more.
CD Projekt RED’s Cyberpunk 2077 will have a fairly large amount of spoken lines, if details from the game’s Chinese localization are anything to go by. To that end, it’s impressive to note that there will be lip syncing for the English voice acting as well as for the dubbed languages. This is made possible by the use of facial animation tech by JALI Research.
In a new video, it’s revealed how the developer uses the technology for realistic facial animation. The various stages of implementation are detailed, finally ending with a showcase of ten languages being lip synced. It’s fairly impressive to see the game handle English lip syncing along with Polish, Japanese, French and more without any issues, especially given its size and scale.
Cyberpunk 2077 is out on November 19th for Xbox One, PS4, PC and Google with support for Xbox Series X/S and PS5 at launch. In the most recent Night City Wire, CD Projekt RED also showcased the various cars that players can drive along with different clothing styles. Stay tuned for more details leading up to launch.