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Growth In Performance Capture Helping Gaming Actors Weather Slump

22 February 2013 7:58 AM, PST | | See recent Backstage news »

Recent news has been discouraging for actors who work in video games, or for those who have thought about trying to break into the hypercompetitive, often cloistered field.  Since reaching a peak of more than $20 billion in 2008, annual revenue for the business has plummeted by about 40 percent—30 percent within the past two years alone, according to research firm Npd Group.  Additionally, what gains the industry is making are coming through games such as Angry Birds and Words With Friends, not the high-end, high-production titles—such as “L.A. Noire” and “Call of Duty”—that create jobs for actors and performers of all skill sets. “There is a bit of a lull right now,” Ferenc Laczko, of Independent Artists Agency in Beverly Hills, told Backstage via email. But developments in motion-capture technology, as well as new gaming consoles expected from Sony and Microsoft within the year, indicate that this niche continues »

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