Versa Studios has partnered with Cloud Imperium Games to launch a permanent motion capture studio in Manchester city centre.
The studio will be part of a larger Cloud Imperium Games campus in the city, working with its current bases in Austin, Frankfurt, Montreal and LA Head Office.
Based at Versa Manchester’s 4,300sq ft Studio 6, content will be made for its crowdfunded space simulation game, Squadron 42 and multiplayer universe simulation title, Star Citizen.
“The Enterprise City, VERSA Motion Capture Studio is the perfect home for Cloud Imperium Games’ filming needs and we couldn’t be any happier with the facilities or team who are enabling us to focus on creating the most engaging crowd-funded game in the world,” said Chris Roberts, CEO of Cloud Imperium Games.
The VERSA team collaborated with Cloud Imperium Games to build an industry leading technical infrastructure for this CIG Studio to its required specifications.
That included repurposing the former TV gallery control rooms by creating a new central apparatus room (CAR) with custom built technical furniture, new technical interconnecting wiring, in-house made technical racks and bespoke monitor stacks.
A bespoke truss system was installed by CIG on the perimeter of the studio floor where state-of-the-art motion capture cameras were rigged and calibrated, creating a personalised working space for the motion capture actors to work within.
“It has been an amazing experience to work closely with the Cloud Imperium Games team to create not only their unique state-of-the-art motion capture stage, but sophisticated and boutique dressing rooms, green room and tech spaces within our facilities here at VERSA Manchester Studios,” added Carrie Reynolds, VERSA Manchester Studio Operations Manager.
Cloud Imperium Games has established its new European headquarters at Enterprise City, employing more than 600 staff, with plans to reach 1000.