The word is out about two new games that Peter Jackson and wife Fran are to “create”.
The first is the next Halo, and the other is an ‘entirely new project aimed at luring new audiences to video games’.
This rather vague description was then followed by; ‘release dates are not yet available’.
Flip, we don’t know the release dates of games that are 99.9% finished, so I don’t think it’s necessary to inform readers that a game that doesn’t exist, and for which there doesn’t seem to be a concept doesn’t have a ‘ship date’.
I also found a few other comments pretty interesting.
Jackson said the new technology available allowed storytellers to express themselves in a new way.
“My vision … is to push the boundaries of game development and the future of interactive entertainment.”
He said game technology was at a stage where film makers could “work their craft in the same way they do today with movies and books but taking it further with interactivity”.
I didn’t play King Kong (other than a few minutes on a 360 in-store console) so I’m not sure how good it was. However it worries me when a movie director starts to say about how he’s going to effectively make ‘interactive movies’ in the form of games.
It’s hard to be sceptical when a kiwi icon like PJ is involved, but seriously, I have my doubts.