Director of standard motion pictures resembling District 9 and Chappie Neill Blomkamp is teaming up with developer Gunzilla Games to create a new, AAA multiplayer shooter title. The Academy-nominated director will be a part of the developer as Chief Visionary Officer, and can work with the studio’s creatives “to make sure his vision is workable.” While the director has no prior expertise in recreation growth, Blomkamp states that he hopes to make the most of his expertise as a screenwriter and mentions that a recreation like Remedy’s Control is a title that he finds “highly fascinating.”
While Gunzilla Games has not launched any video games prior to now, it boasts skilled builders from different triple-A studios resembling EA, Ubisoft, and Crytek. And whereas Neill Blomkamp could seem to stay out like a sore thumb in the case of online game growth, the director does technically have prior expertise in video video games—albeit within the type of a canceled Halo film helmed by Lord of the Rings director Peter Jackson.
On the subject of online game growth, Blomkamp notes that his function can be just like that of George R.R. Martin’s in FromSoftware’s upcoming Elden Ring, being that he can be chargeable for imagining the world, and crafting a wealthy backstory and historical past for the remainder of the dev staff to seek out a story to inform in that world and a recreation for folks to play. While neither Blomkamp nor Gunzilla Games have acknowledged any particulars concerning the upcoming recreation, he does point out that the thought of a “near future science fiction is something that is really interesting.” The director additionally notes that video games, the place the participant is dropped into a “synthetic three-dimensional environment”, are amongst his favorites citing video games resembling Control from Remedy as examples.
My analogy is that movies and passive narrative codecs will type of be like books on a shelf within the sense that they’re all the time there, and other people will all the time be absorbing them – however the dominant factor while you come house from work and also you do one thing can be some type of extremely interactive… a place that you simply’re dropped into, a three-dimensional world the place one thing is unfolding over time … I believe it’s going to be it’s going to be fairly unimaginable the place, the place it goes. So I simply need to be a a part of it.
Neill Blomkamp ends the interview together with his personal prediction as to how video games will evolve sooner or later, stating that he believes they may “become what films were in the 20th century … the thing that is the dominant form of cultural entertainment.”