In 2011, Technicolor partnered with Rockstar Games to establish a Technicolor-dedicated unit for Rockstar. Over the past two years, Technicolor has built a team of nearly 90 artists and animators based in India, specifically dedicated to working on Rockstar’s projects.
For Rockstar’s newest open-world crime series, Grand Theft Auto V, Technicolor’s dedicated unit worked on building the assets (vehicles, props, etc.) that populate the Los Santos, and provided work on the animation side which included in-game facial animation and body motion capture clean-up.
Launched on September 17 for the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, the title has already received widespread critical acclaim and achieved first day sell-through of more than $800 million worldwide, excluding the upcoming launch in Japan and Brazil, according to Company estimates.
Grand Theft Auto V also includes access to Grand Theft Auto Online, the revolutionary new open world online game launching October 1st that comes free with every copy.