Regarding FMV, I think it is almost guaranteed you won't see it in the next WC game. Lets look at a different long running EA franchise for a bit. I just picked up the latest Need for Speed on EAs black friday deal for cheap. This is a franchise where (like C&C) when the entire industry has stopped producing live action FVM for games at all, they went back and used greenscreen and other cheap methods to inject campy story into the games. Most Wanted, Carbon, and Undercover all had this. Now enter The Run... while I'm about halfway through and the story is rather light it's arguably the most cinematic of the bunch as far a production goes and it's all in-engine mo-cap. The performances are better, and the camera movements are more fluid and stylized than any of the previous entries. Also, performance or motion capture is easier to blend with your fake backgrounds than super-imposing real people. I don't think there's any debate about what direction the cutscenes will take.