"It's amazing to see the difference between what it was a few years ago and what it is now. Games were always the bastard step-child to the film industry and what's interesting was games were always considered a secondary property. There's been a complete 180 in the past several years with games like Modern Warfare and Grand Theft Auto, and these have shown that these can change perceptions."The full article (here) goes into more depth with Arem’s opinions and is certainly an interesting read. Maybe one day games will be as widespread and appreciated as films are now (if we are not already there).
"I'm really excited about bringing all these industries – games, movies, graphic novels – together and changing the way people perceive a franchise so it's not just a film or just a videogame, but a better integration of story and content."
Tuesday, 9 March 2010
Although hardly a fresh idea as many gamers will have been aware of this for the last few years the director of the Modern Warfare games, Keith Arem, talks about an area of the games industry in his own words: