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“Not just the veteran that serves during a war, but also the family”: Call of Duty Uses an Actual Navy SEAL for Source Accurate Motion Capture

"Not just the veteran that serves during a war, but also the family": Call of Duty Uses an Actual Navy SEAL for Source Accurate Motion Capture

Call of Duty is known for its gripping action sequences and incredible campaigns. The franchise’s latest installment will be Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3. It will release on 10 November 2023. Activision’s time and effort into this franchise have made it the best-selling war action video game of all time.

While a few games have been below expectations, others have done pretty well in the gaming community. Activision has a secret as to why their action sequences are so good and similar to an actual military. The publishers and developers had hired an actual Navy SEAL for Source Accurate Motion Capture. This has left the fans stunned as well as amazed by such a piece of news.

Actual Navy SEAL Works In Call of Duty Games

Mikal Vega
Mikal Vega

Call of Duty recently released a statement saying that they hired a real-life Navy SEAL to ensure that their action sequences are correct so that the gamers can have the best experience. The Navy SEAL is none other than Mikal Vega. Mikal Vega is a former Navy SEAL as well as an actor. Knowledge from both of his professional fields has helped him shoot Call of Duty.

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Mikal Vega organized the motion capture sequences, action-packed stunts, and the facial expressions of the soldiers. His acting resume includes Michael Bay movies, which is the perfect experience for the Call of Duty work. A well-known site interviewed with him. He told many unknown facts about his life during the interview.

Mikal Vega started his interview with a few incidents from his training and Navy SEAL days. He said that his time shooting for Call of Duty: Vanguard was great. He was told to give an authentic story military to the fans. He feels that this franchise is a way to give respect to the veterans. Even his first time on the sets of Transformers 3 was emotional. Vega did not have much problem with the plot as he was a massive Call of Duty fan. The original Modern Warfare 2 helped him pique his interest.

Mikal Vega on the sets of "Navy SEALs vs Zombies"
Mikal Vega on the sets of “Navy SEALs vs Zombies

A friend of his introduced him to Activision. After giving interviews, he was selected by the executives. Throughout his career, he had the experience of working with Activision, Sledgehammer Games, Treyarch, and Rouge Mocap. Being a Navy SEAL veteran, he also said that he is not a veteran who only served during a war. Instead, he is someone who served his country and his family.

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Did Accurate Motion Capture Help Call of Duty: Vanguard?

Call of Duty: Vanguard released on 5 November 2021. The video game got mixed reviews from the critics. Even though the game was branded as ‘somewhat good’, the action sequences of the game were highly praised.

Call of Duty Vanguard
Call of Duty Vanguard

This shows that hiring an actual Navy SEAL will help the game improve and make it more authentic. Now it is time for the Call of Duty franchise to hire Mikal Vega again and make something better than Vanguard. It will be the best game in war action video game history.

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Source: InsideHook

Written by Priyanko Chakraborty

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