In case you don't know what motion capture is.
So developers I found a really great solution to all your animation needs. Sure it may be expensive but overwhelmingly worth it. This entire suggestion is more of something thats possible upon early access release, when the funds start flooding in (hopefully). This stage of development it rather good before the game comes out of early access.
The animations look good so far. I was thinking if you have enough resources. to for each song in the game that is played by musicians, to use motion capture, this way you update two things as you said. The audio from the professional musicians in the studio, as well as each hand movement they use for each song. Just imagine how realistic and the quality of the game could be at that point. I find it expensive, but very worth.
Also since you could incorporate this into musicians, imagine doing it for this.https://youtu.be/9cD-uLzR65Y?t=20
Yes, all solider animations. all movement orders, arms orders. ALSO, could you imagine how awesome combat animation would look with this thing? Can you imagine ragdolls? It would be f*cking beautiful.
If you have variations (5-8) for every marching order, arms order, and everything else, you get an incredible amount of realism and quality. Something again, NW was missing.
Doing all this to the extent I am talking about Is very expensive, but if you accomplish everything, it really is an amazing thing.
Side note, imagine horses, incomparable realism and quality one again. Yes it is possible.
Perhaps some less expensive alternatives.
that one may of been a little to extensive.
Keep in mind I aint an expert on this stuff.
I have very high hopes with this technology and how it could be implemented here.
Please let me know what you think.