RockStar Games, the maker of the smash hits Red Dead Redemption (my favorite game of 2010) and Grand Theft Auto, is working on a cool “film noir” style detective game called L.A. Noire. The game comes out next year, but it’s already getting accolades for the high quality of the human faces on its 3D animated characters. The video below shows how RockStar has created the facial animations in the game. The commentary is from L.A. Noire developers Oliver Bao and Brendan McNamara. It also features game play footage and interviews with several actors in the game, including Mad Men’s Aaron Staton (who plays the role of the main character, Cole Phelps).