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Diablo 3 wanted ‘famous’ voice talent, but couldn’t afford it

8 May 2012 by John Robertson
Diablo 3 game director, Jay Wilson, has been talking about the game's voicework, saying that the script is bigger than any game Blizzard has ever made. In turn, that made getting famous actors to voice characters too expensive. “I don’t know the exact length of the final script, but it’s definitely got more voicework than any game Blizzard has ever made. By a lot,” said Wilson. “I know that at one point we were talking to a well-known famous actor to play one of the characters and we decided not to because the number of lines was something like 25,000. “And the cost per session was reasonable, but the number of sessions we needed to do was kind of outrageous. “With a role like that, can we really justify getting a well-paid famous person acting in that role?” Wilson pondered. Diablo 3 is out next week.  What do you think? Would a famous actor voicing one or more characters add anything to the experience? Keep an eye on Diablo: IncGamers for all the latest on Diablo 3 as we leas up to release. It's the place to be! Source: MCV Pacific

game director, Jay Wilson, has been talking about the game’s voicework, saying that the script is bigger than any game Blizzard has ever made. In turn, that made getting famous actors to voice characters too expensive.
“I don’t know the exact length of the final script, but it’s definitely got more voicework than any game Blizzard has ever made. By a lot,” said Wilson.
“I know that at one point we were talking to a well-known famous actor to play one of the characters and we decided not to because the number of lines was something like 25,000.
“And the cost per session was reasonable, but the number of sessions we needed to do was kind of outrageous.
“With a role like that, can we really justify getting a well-paid famous person acting in that role?” Wilson pondered.
Diablo 3 is out next week. 
What do you think? Would a famous actor voicing one or more characters add anything to the experience?
Keep an eye on Diablo: IncGamers for all the latest on Diablo 3 as we leas up to release. It’s the place to be!
Source: MCV Pacific

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