PTW Expands Partnership with Imaginarium Studios to Open Mocap Studio at SIDE London

PTW’s SIDE and Imaginarium to bridge full performance capture and post-production

LONDON MAY 7, 2024 – Today, PTW, a leading enterprise games services company that provides technical and creative solutions to numerous developers and studios globally, announced an expansion to its partnership with Imaginarium Studios, opening a cutting-edge motion capture studio at PTW’s SIDE London.

Through PTW’s strategic partnership with performance capture and virtual production company Imaginarium Studios, and the creation of this new facility, development teams can now record dialogue and capture full body character performances simultaneously and all in one place. Developers will benefit from streamlined processes and enhanced creative control throughout the entire production cycle.

“Technology has always driven innovation in the gaming industry, and PTW prides itself on consistently working with the best to create world-class solutions,” said PTW CEO, Deborah Kirkham. “Our partnership with Imaginarium gives our clients end-to-end control over their creative vision – something that all our customers want, but very few service providers can truly offer.”

The latest development from SIDE and Imaginarium at SIDE London, the mocap facility, takes the studio beyond automated dialogue replacement capabilities (ADR), allowing for full performance capture of the face, body, and fingers of up to two characters, for more narrative driven game scenes. The smaller, more centrally located space for Imaginarium allows for a comfortable experience for partners at a London recording studio.

Alex Hill, Business Development Manager, adds “Opening a brand-new performance capture volume in central London, in partnership with SIDE London, is optimal for our gaming clients. This additional capacity, combined with the ability to simultaneously record an ADR session with HMC and body motion, gives us a high quality and cost-effective turnkey service.”


About PTW

PTW is an enterprise games services company, providing technical and creative services to many of the largest developers and studios around the world. Founded in Japan in 1994, PTW has grown to become a global force in the gaming industry, with over 40 studios in 16 countries worldwide and offices across North America, Europe, South America, and Asia. Our industry-leading services include art production, game development, quality assurance, player support, community management, localization, localization QA, audio production, and data collection. The PTW family of brands includes SIDE, 1518 Studios and entalize. For more information, visit

About Imaginarium Studios:

The Imaginarium Studios is a pioneering, world-class Performance Capture and Virtual Production facility based at Pinewood Studios and PTW’s SIDE London in the UK and at Trilith Studios near ATLANTA, GEORGIA, USA. The studio was formed in 2012 by legendary actor and director Andy Serkis (Lord of the Rings, Planet of the Apes and Star Wars franchises) and provides virtual production, performance capture & production services for film, TV and games. The Imaginarium Studios is globally renowned for continuing the visionary approach sparked by Andy. For more information visit

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