Five Finger Death Punch guitarist Zoltan Bathory spoke with Revolver Magazine about his involvement in Call of Duty. Bathory, in fact, is one of the new Call of Duty characters in the new August 2 update.
Bathory said: “Sometimes I see these printouts… They give us these stats, and most of our fans are also Call of Duty players. And with the crew that works on Call of Duty, a lot of these guys are military advisors. The creative team is extremely secretive. Like, you’re literally under a gag order. Nothing can leak. My band members didn’t know. Management didn’t even know. I couldn’t say anything. If it slips out, you’re done. So, I didn’t actually see the character up until a couple of days ago. I saw it at the same time as the rest of the world saw it”.
He continued: “Basically, how it happened was I went out to the first photo shoot, and then we followed up with other shoots at various locations, with various pieces of equipment and backgrounds. And we also did motion capture videos [to determine] how I was running. Eventually you get invited to… a secret location, and it’s a different world, man. There’s all this crazy equipment there. You’re sitting in this globe with a thousand [cameras] pointed at you, and then they scan you. It’s like you’re on a spaceship. They’re scanning your facial features, [to figure out] the way you speak or blink. It’s pretty amazing to see how this works”.