Behind the Scenes of the Starcraft 2 Cinematic Trailer
An interview recently showed up on the Starcraft 2 website with Nick Carpenter, cinematic creative director for Blizzard. In the interview, he discussed why the team decided to focus on a single marine for the teaser:
“When you click on that button to build a marine, what does that mean? Actually showing the marine being built gives us an exciting opportunity to show that in the StarCraft universe, even something that’s normally very mundane can have a truly epic feeling to it.”
He also revealed that the marine in the teaser will actually be part of the game‘s story:
“…As we were coming up with the concept for the teaser cinematic and fleshing out the details for the marine portrayed in it, that marine evolved over time into a character, named Tychus Findlay, that features prominently in StarCraft II. Ultimately, the creative process involved with working Tychus into a certain role in the plot and fleshing him out helped us give him even more character depth in the cinematic.”
He also goes into how cutscenes will be integrated into Starcraft 2 and the technology behind them. It’s certainly an interesting read.