Halo Wars 2

Halo Wars 2

Halo Wars 2 is a real-time strategy video game developed by 343 Industries and Creative Assembly, published by Microsoft Studios. The game is set in the science fiction universe of the Halo franchise in 2559. The story follows the crew of Spirit of Fire, a United Nations Space Command UNSC ship. Spirit of Fire arrives at the Ark, a Forerunner installation responsible for constructing and remotely controlling the titular Halo rings. Conflict breaks out between the UNSC forces and an alien faction known as the Banished over control of the Ark.

Client & Agency

Blur Studios
343 Industries
Microsoft Studios


May 15th 2018


XBox One

Facial Performance

Working with Blur Studios to complete all of the game’s cinematic shots, DI4D provided facial performance capture services for all of the main characters using one the early DI4D HMC prototypes. Directed by David S F Wilson, who has gone on to direct blockbusters such as Bloodshot, the shoot was carried out over a number of days on location in Los Angeles.

DI4D processed all of the selected takes to provide Blur with incredibly realistic facial animation. The results speak for themselves, the facial animation is truly impressive, as are all the cinematics completed by Blur for the game.

Performance Capture