Redstone Report: Army Game Studio | News
HUNTSVILLE, AL (WAFF)- It's a well-kept secret and a gamer's heaven - a studio where reality and fantasy mesh together, and it's here in Huntsville.
This may look like a scene from the Matrix, but it's actually a production studio at Redstone Arsenal.
"That was our 24-camera system where we are able to capture animations 360 degrees, full body, and that saves the animators a ton of time. We can get in there, put someone in the suit and have them jump through a window or fire a weapon. We are able to import that straight into the game," said Jay Olive with the Army Game Studio.
The game is America's Army. Its' incredibly realistic features give players a military virtual experience like none other.
"We have all kinds of people such as Hollywood giving a message about the Army. We wanted to send our own message. It teaches people about the real Army and what you can expect from basic training all the way up to deployment," explained Olive.
It also teaches soldiers what to expect, but their game is a little different.
They use simulators made by the Army Game Studio instead, to do their training on common remotely operated weapon systems, also known as CROWS.
"We have tens of thousands of CROWS deployed, but they may not be able to have one wherever they are training. All they need is a PC to train," added Olive.
It saves ammo, and allows troops to train in a convoy environment without ever having to step foot in one.
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