What do you do when you have all this FX tech baked into your games and game engine? If you're Rebellion, apparently the answer is: build out some additional tools and make a short film. Rebellion VFX is a expansion of Rebellion Studios dedicated to make video content, and they have used the existing gaming IP and assets from the Zombie Army series of games to produce their first output - Zombie Army: Legion of the Dead.
Rebellion VFX "specializes in full CG environment builds, FX, Compositing, Environment Set Extension and Virtual Production set builds with projects utilizing both offline rendered and real-time rendered, game engine methodology. The on-site capability is further enhanced by Rebellion’s award-winning motion capture and full performance capture facilities." The tech is for more than just making cool short films though. The idea is that the tech the VFX team is building will be useful "not only for creating final releasable content, but also for pre-visualization and pitching. The process is so quick and cost-effective when compared to the traditional methods." Or so says Jason Kingsley, CEO of Rebellion.
You can see the output of the VFX team's hard work below, and a behind the scenes making of video is also on YouTube at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eg7vxFVAZiE