Forum AE Katowice

Pełna wersja: Documentary about the Making of For Honor
Aktualnie przeglądasz uproszczoną wersję forum. Kliknij tutaj, by zobaczyć wersję z pełnym formatowaniem.
Ubisoft is a massive company, but the games it produces are the visions of individual people that’s the takeaway in Playing Hard, an independent documentary about the making of sword-based brawler For Honor. The film, which Ubisoft did not produce, is now available to watch on Netflix. Playing Hard was directed by Jean-Simon Chartier, a documentary filmmaker based near Ubisoft Montreal. As For Honor ramped up production, Chartier became interested in the people making the game, and he approached several of the game's developers for interviews and behind-the-scenes looks at how it came together.

Even if you're not especially invested in For Honor, it's a fascinating insight into how a video game moves from merely an idea to a fully realised product. Interestingly, the website details that part-way through the project "the director's access to For Honor's production floor was revoked" and it took "many months and discussions for Ubisoft to reverse its decision and give the documentary's production team carte blanche". "From Montreal to Los Angeles, through Cologne, Moscow, Seattle, and Asia, we follow Creative Director Jason VandenBerghe, Producer Stéphane Cardin, and Brand Manager Luc Duchaine as they struggle to bring an idea to life. Beyond the commercial success of the game, their dreams, fears, and relationships are at stake.

The film is a stark look at the high costs of triple-A game development. For Honor's creative director, Jason VandenBerghe gradually becomes disillusioned as the game moved beyond his original vision and out of his hands. Meanwhile, producer Stephane Cardin burns out and leaves the team to undergo therapy just months before For Honor ships. Luc Duchaine, For Honor's publicist, sees his health decline as he travels the world to help drum up interest in the game. Playing Hard only covers For Honor's pre-release development, and therefore doesn't provide a window into the team's extensive work on their game after launch its cratering player count and the subsequent efforts to bring them back.

For Honor players will already know all too well how Ubisoft's game is played, but this documentary offers an inside look at the people behind the game and the time it took to make it. The game has had a turbulent history starting soon after it launched with a lack of dedicated servers and other issues threatening its livelihood, but Ubisoft's since righted the ship with continued updates and new content. That's been a process itself, though Playing Hard takes a look at the years that came before that.

Playing Hard offers unprecedented access to a highly secret world where a few gamers/designers are shaping what has now become the biggest entertainment industry in the world. It follows the creation of the game For Honor over a four-year period. As the production team grows from 40 to 500 people, we witness the human theatre involved in creating and launching a major video game. From Montreal to Los Angeles, through Cologne, Moscow, Seattle, and Asia, we follow Creative Director Jason VandenBerghe, Producer Stéphane Cardin, and Brand Manager Luc Duchaine as they struggle to bring an idea to life. Beyond the commercial success of the game, their dreams, fears, and relationships are at stake. Finally, to enjoy all the features in the game, players can Buy FH Steel Credits from Mmocs at a reasonable price.
Przekierowanie