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FIFA 14 face scanning technology is mind blowing

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All the regulars by now know Iโ€™m a little bit of a Liverpool fanatic so when this video of the Liverpool squad being head scanned into FIFA 14 arrived I knew I had to get it up onto the site.

But then I started watching it and was blown away by the amount of effort that goes into each and every head scan that exists in FIFA 14.

The players are put into a capture booth where 18 HD cameras surround them and the pictures are then taken. The images are then processed by the machine to 3D model the face after which they are touched up to ensure the colours are as good as possible and then the wireframe enables emotions to be added.

It really is quite something and even more surprising is that they donโ€™t get the players to come to their studio but rather this is a mobile solution that they can simply unpack and setup where ever they go. Something which is a necessity when it comes to high paid sports stars who canโ€™t just take a few days off to come play in Vancouver.

Even the none sporting fans out there have to be impressed with this tech.

Last Updated: August 2, 2013


  1. ElimiNathan

    August 2, 2013 at 14:07

    Pretty keen for this game and the new EA Ignite Engine! LOL


    • Tbone187

      August 2, 2013 at 15:50

      PC version won’t have the tech so yeah…not so keen.


  2. Scruff304

    August 2, 2013 at 14:12

    As a big footie fan, that is really cool! Except for the Liverpool part…. xD
    In all seriousness, I got a feeling we can expect something pretty impressive from Fifa 14.


    • Anon A Mouse

      August 2, 2013 at 14:43

      It’s because of the Liverpool part that you can expect something impressive ๐Ÿ˜‰

      I really do hope so. The last Fifa I have is 11. Time for an upgrade me thinks.


    • Umar Kiiroi Senk?

      August 2, 2013 at 14:44

      They might as well just call it Liverpool 14


      • Jonah Cash

        August 3, 2013 at 07:54

        Only if they want me to buy a thousand copies!!!


  3. Unavengedavo

    August 2, 2013 at 14:18

    I had my head scanned once… And it was nothing like this…


    • Lord Chaos

      August 2, 2013 at 14:29

      I knew it!! ๐Ÿ˜›


  4. Hermann Schwindt

    August 2, 2013 at 14:20

    More importantly, is Suarez gonna be in the Liverpool team in Fifa 14 ๐Ÿ˜›


    • Anon A Mouse

      August 2, 2013 at 14:22

      I’m sure he’ll dive right in there.


      • Unavengedavo

        August 2, 2013 at 14:32

        He will really sink his teeth into it ๐Ÿ˜›


      • Lord Chaos

        August 2, 2013 at 14:32

        Also, You think they’ll allow you to bite another player?


  5. Anon A Mouse

    August 2, 2013 at 14:23

    Saw this yesterday on the Liverpool site. Too bad they’ve dropped the much better PES but this is awesome technology.


  6. Umar Kiiroi Senk?

    August 2, 2013 at 14:34

    Can;t wait to be the new face of Liverpool … AKA Best team in the world ever


  7. Hesperus Phosphorus

    August 2, 2013 at 14:37

    Impressive. Now the virtual players will look every bit as thick as their living counterparts!


  8. caca001

    August 2, 2013 at 15:06

    is this only for ps4


  9. ronniedied

    August 2, 2013 at 21:56

    What I’d like to know is how many teams do they really scan in? Like do they go around the world scanning every team into the game, or do they only do it for the big teams? And will the new 13/14 season kits be present for this game?


    • Jonah Cash

      August 3, 2013 at 07:59

      The new kits are always available on the new Fifa game, that is probably why the game is only out close to end of September. The transfer window only shuts 31 August, so they take the extra time to make sure that when they release they have all the transfers at the right clubs and with the right kits!!
      They scanned Liverpool because they have a new 3 year agreement with EA, when visiting their site after a game there is actually EA stats on passes and shots on goal and more in the same manner as it is in the Fifa games which is pretty awesome…
      So not all teams will be done like this, but I think the big clubs will be done like this!! EA is also doing the game stats for the Barclays channel, the one we get on Supersport 3!!


      • ronniedied

        August 4, 2013 at 02:48

        Alright, cool. At least now I can sleep with that in mind. I wonder though, how long until every single club in the world gets this kind of treatment. Because, I know I’m not the only one who looks in disgust when not every player looks like their real-life counterpart. Kudos for answering !


        • Gavin Mannion

          August 4, 2013 at 07:25

          I’m sure EA would love to do this for every club but obviously for financial reasons it just isn’t possible.. but as time goes on more and more players will be scanned and then even if they move I’m sure their scan will go with them.

          And as the technology becomes cheaper it may become a lot more common in all leagues


          • ronniedied

            August 4, 2013 at 21:39

            That’s what I was thinking about. Hopefully in the near future every league will have like an in-studio scanning booth for every club in the world. I guess until then we’ll just have to enjoy what we have.

        • Bryan Derrick

          August 4, 2013 at 19:44

          lol yeah especially when you play a career in a lesser league, say poland and everyone has the same face just different skin colors that really drives me mad lol


  10. Jonah Cash

    August 3, 2013 at 07:53

    Very much YEAH BABY!!!! Liverpool …….. Fifa 14…… 2 of my most favourite things in the world!!! Win-win for me then!!!


  11. jake

    August 8, 2013 at 03:52

    cant wait


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