Update: A publicist from PMK BNC, a PR firm that works with Activision, just emailed Playboy the very same video Mashable obtained, embedded above. Watch for a further announcement later this week, the firm hinted.
So not to say anything is confirmed, but as far as “wink wink, nudge nudges” go, that’s a pretty big one.
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Game of Thrones star Kit Harington is being digitized—maybe for a video game.
Mashable is reporting it’s obtained the footage showing a beardless Jon Snow being placed in a futuristic-looking motion capture scanning device. It’s filled with cameras that allow a computer to grab every detail of Harington’s face and body, in order to recreate it in, uh, something. Mashable thinks the world into which Harington is being digitized could be this year’s Call of Duty.
That’s because the last time we saw this weird camera rig was when it was being used to scan former NFL running back Marshawn Lynch. Photos of Lynch prepping to be a part of Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 were printed in ESPN: The Magazine, and they made a super-big deal of the addition of “Beast Mode” to CoD: BLOPS3.
Of course, Lynch wound up being in Black Ops 3 so briefly that most players probably missed him—he stood silently in the background of one scene. So much for all the mo-cap hype. And it may well be the same for Harrington, or he may be getting scanned for something else entirely. There’s not a lot to go on, but Kit of Duty at least seems like a possibility.
Publisher Activision is still keeping most of the details about this year’s Call of Duty entry, called Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare and being developed by Call of Duty: Modern Warfare developer Infinity Ward. But we know it’s in space, and we know it’ll include zombies. Could be cool to see Harington utilize his White Walker-fighting skills in zero-gee.