EA really doesn't have a grand library of stuff they can just pull from like that. There were no DVDs in the Mythic archive of Origin stuff. There's a good chance it wasn't even made from a copy there - it could just as easily have come from a personal copy of the game that belonged to someone on the C&C team. The fact that the DVD version of the game was made by Daylight and not Origin further removes it from likely accessability.I wonder why they didn't use the DVD though... the HD Version (other than McDowell) is still pretty low-res looking.
He kind of does with "I was certainly brilliant in that role, wasn't I?" But it's a C&C ad. Everybody that knows who Tolwyn is can plainly see that's who is in the background.
He does mention his role, so I don't know why you'd think he doesn't know what's going on. The context would have been explained at some point of the process here.I bet they did a bunch of lines in front of a blue screen. McDowell certainly didn't know what was going on behind him, and why would he need to mention WC or his role in it when over half of the ad was pure footage from WC4?
Considering his awareness for everything he does, I think it would be safe to assume McDowell knew he was talking about Wing Commander in his "Goddamn I'm brilliant" bit. Perhaps not the specific clip in question, but I'm sure he knew it was going to be an EA property, and Wing Commander was the most obvious choice of property. Not all that many video game projects to choose from beyond that.I bet they did a bunch of lines in front of a blue screen. McDowell certainly didn't know what was going on behind him, and why would he need to mention WC or his role in it when over half of the ad was pure footage from WC4?
Like ChanceKell said, they just stuck him on a green screen soundstage and stuck a teleprompter at him. They filled in the background with whatever they found later on.