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That's all good and stuff but how much of that will be anything of value overall?



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SvennoJ said:
Do animal noises count as voice actors. 200 species of animals, they make sound as well!

Bet you, after all those voice actors, we still get the same old opening door/gate sound used in every game and tv show. I'm nit picky, yet it annoys me every door and gate sounds the same as every other lol.

This one?

 

It's amazing how lazy some sound designers are, I frown every time I hear this particular sound effect and completely forbade it at my work some 10 years ago.



PAOerfulone said:
Ok, here's my question.

How many copies does this game have to sell to cover the budget of the voice cast alone?

Depends on the pay of each for example someone doing a few lines won't get the same as someone voicing a main character, I'm sure the are a lot of people who would have been paid maybe 100 or so quid. Another thing is VAs aren't necessarily paid straight away as media is notoriously slow in paying the people in it.



shikamaru317 said:
0D0 said:
Why does a game need this enormous number of voice actors?

Basically, the game itself is massive. The map size is bigger than GTA V, making it the largest game that Rockstar has ever created. We know there is at least 1 big city on the map, Saint Denis (based on real world New Orleans), as well as 5 or 6 smaller towns, plus various ranches and other smaller settlements. Basically we're looking at probably at least 4,000 NPC's across the whole game, probably at least half of which will be voiced. Having 1000 voice actors basically means that each actor will only voice 2 NPC's at most probably, meaning that you are unlikely to hear 2 NPC's that sound alike. 

wow i didn't know that the game was that big.

i guess i forgot this is rockstar were talking about here



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0D0 said:
shikamaru317 said:

Basically, the game itself is massive. The map size is bigger than GTA V, making it the largest game that Rockstar has ever created. We know there is at least 1 big city on the map, Saint Denis (based on real world New Orleans), as well as 5 or 6 smaller towns, plus various ranches and other smaller settlements. Basically we're looking at probably at least 4,000 NPC's across the whole game, probably at least half of which will be voiced. Having 1000 voice actors basically means that each actor will only voice 2 NPC's at most probably, meaning that you are unlikely to hear 2 NPC's that sound alike. 

wow i didn't know that the game was that big.

i guess i forgot this is rockstar were talking about here

It may be even bigger than I thought. Yesterday one of the previews for the game mentioned that the full RDR1 map has been remade in RDR2. It was quickly removed from the preview, presumably because the previewer spoiled something that R* hadn't planned to announce yet, or possibly it was just inaccurate. If it is true though, this is the full RDR2 map:

That brings us up to 1 big city, 1 medium city, 9 smaller towns, and numerous smaller settlements such as ranches. 

Last edited by shikamaru317 - on 03 October 2018