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Spielberg Does Games

EA and Steven Spielberg Team Up to Develop Three Original Videogames the press release announcing the famed director's plans to team up with the game developer and publisher to create some interactive entertainment. Word is:

CHERTSEY, UK, - October 14, 2005 - In a ground-breaking long term agreement, Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: ERTS) today announced that Academy AwardŽ winner Steven Spielberg will be collaborating with the game makers at EA's Los Angeles studio (EALA) to create three new original franchise properties. Beginning this year, with offices located on site at EALA, Spielberg will work directly with EA's development teams to offer his signature style of storytelling to the concept, design, story and artistic visualization of the new games. EA will own the intellectual properties and the game franchises will be developed, published and distributed worldwide by EA. Financial terms of the agreement were not disclosed.

"I have been playing EA games for years and have watched them master the interactive format." said Steven Spielberg. "Having watched the game industry grow from a niche into a major creative force in entertainment, I have a great deal of respect for EA's understanding of the interactive format. I'm looking forward to working closely with the team in Los Angeles."

40. Re: This is an exciting move... Oct 14, 2005, 20:01 Shataan
But I don`t wanna play a movie. Never have. Too tight scripting needs to be used for story telling. Too tight scripting leads to the death of the sp game experience imho.... as far as replay value is concerned.

Take COD. I tried just the demo, and I decided not to buy the game. Why? Cause they led you down a single corridor mouse to cheese. Now add in successive replays. COD 2 looks to change this by offering a much larger hopefully gameplay world, and more than just one way to complete a mission. 4 or even 5 different paths to choose would be a good start.

If game devs wanna do the movie like thing. By all means go right ahead. But keep in mind that what is really immersive is the players ability to move unhindered within the gameworld. And players imho like to DISCOVER mysteries. Not be spoonfed a storyline. At least I do.

Example. AvP on the Jaguar system was heads over heels way more interesting for ME to play compared to AvP 2 on PC. Why? Cause the player was given just enough info, and then had to discover the rest after that. Monolith is great at telling stories, but with AvP 2 they took away player self discovery. Sometimes less is more. It certainly was for me.

This comment was edited on Oct 14, 20:02.
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  1. Oct 14, 11:17 This news really excited me Creston
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  39. Oct 14, 19:46         This is an exciting move... G-Man
>> 40. Oct 14, 20:01          Re: This is an exciting move... Shataan
  41. Oct 14, 20:23           Re: This is an exciting move... G-Man
  43. Oct 14, 20:27            Re: This is an exciting move... Shataan
  48. Oct 14, 23:00             Re: This is an exciting move... d.fibrillator
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