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BioShock: Infinite’s voice actors have creative input

Monday, 7th November 2011 22:51 GMT By Brenna Hillier

Troy Baker and Courtnee Draper, the voice actors behind BioShock: Infinite’s Booker and Elizabeth, do a lot more than just read their lines.

Speaking in a developer diary, BioShock creator Ken Levine revealed he doesn’t have scripts nailed down before beginning sessions with the actors.

“I have an interesting relationship with the actors, in the sense that, ideally I’d like to hire actors and bring them in and say like, ‘okay I totally got this figured out. Here’s your piece of paper, go do X, Y and Z,’” he said.

“And that’s just not the case in this game, because we’re doing something we haven’t really done before.

“When we start sessions, I basically have a ton of writing I’ve done, and a bunch of scenes we wanna do, and sometimes these scenes are very prototypical of what we’re actually gonna end up with. I basically try to be very honest with them and say ‘look, I don’t really exactly know how we’re going to get there.’

“We just sort of sit around and talk about it.”

See the full video below, courtesy of Machinima; it contains bad language, and some pretty amazing scenes of Baker and Levine working Draper to tears.

BioShock: Infinite is due on PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 in 2012.

Thanks, GameInformer.

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  1. noherczeg

    2:50 It’s really sad to see her cry. WOW :(

    #1 2 years ago
  2. Ireland Michael

    It looks like they’re really trying to do some very interesting character stuff with this game, but I can’t help but feel like Elizabeth’s character would work a hell of a lot better if she wasn’t so physically over-sexualised.

    It just seems counter-productive to the kind of emotions they’re trying to convey.

    #2 2 years ago
  3. Charlie Sheen

    LOOK AT THE TITS ON HER PHHWWWAARRRR

    #3 2 years ago
  4. Ireland Michael

    @3 Can we ban this idiot, please? It’s blatantly obvious at this point that he’s a troll account.

    #4 2 years ago
  5. Charlie Sheen

    @4 No I don’t want gay sex with you ok!!!! and I ain’t no troll I state my mind threw text and you either like it or not.

    #5 2 years ago
  6. Se_7_eN

    Am I the only one NOT excited about this game? For some reason I don’t know why… I just can’t get excited about it. Although, I know I am going to play it.

    #6 2 years ago
  7. endgame

    my god this is insanely beautiful. what they’re doing here is incredible. and Courtnee is giving such a great performance. ofc Troy’s voice sounds pretty good as well. wow thank you for this movie. it’s so amazing. can’t wait for Infinite. played Bioshock 2x and loved it. I thought it was awesome but this one is so much more beyond that.

    #7 2 years ago
  8. viralshag

    This is quite intense to watch, amazing, but still… wow. I don’t think I could shout at her like that. I’d happily do the “be nice to me after” part.

    #8 2 years ago
  9. YoungZer0

    Nice performance. Loved that part in the demo.

    I had a few problems with Bioshock which were the reason why i never completed it:

    Cheap Horroreffects.
    Bad Controls of Guns and Gameplay.
    Story didn’t get me interested. (Ending was spoiled by a friend)

    With Infinite, i think they changed alot of that. The horror seems different, yet – for me – much more effective. You’re a loner in a world you’ve never seen before, a world that’s in a civil war. That’s way more horrifying than the predictable jump scares from the first Bioshock.

    The gameplay looks to have a lot of variety and the locations is also much more interesting.

    The story is already much more interesting than the fall of Rapture with it’s talking and talking about different ideologies.

    @2: Agreed. Although it is much more acceptable than what you’d see in other games.

    I saw a porn parody of Dark Knight yesterday and Catwoman had the exact same clothes on she has in the Arkham City.

    A porn parody.

    #9 2 years ago
  10. Gheritt White

    This game is going to be so damn GREAT!

    #10 2 years ago