Black Eye Games is revamping the combat and movement animations and are doing so with the help of a big name: Jakub Kisiel. You may not recognize him, but when you know that he worked on Gears of War and especially The Witcher 3: The Wild Hunt, where he was animating Geralt himself, then it should be enough to bring a smile to your face.
This is obviously a lot of work, with almost 200 animations for each weapon type alone, and it forced the developers to replace and optimize the model of the player character, resulting in a much more detailed and optimized model. This also means that Gloria Victis is getting playable female characters soon as well as a new character creation system, which will include the addition of questions to shape the avatar’s personal story and impacting the creation based on your choices.
Take a look at an example of the new animations in the video below, which are looking great!