Publishers of big games are returning to the safety of Hollywood’s back catalog

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This week, the video game industry got a new impetus from the boomer energy holiday New announcement Indiana Jones Game. Meanwhile, there are also a James Bond Work game, And Ubisoft Announced that she is working on the open world Star Wars GameSince EA’s only deal with Lucasfilm expires in 2030, it is the first in a potential flood of new games in the galaxy so far. The big publishers hoping Hollywood delivers their next blockbuster hit could be smart business or some other fad. In both cases, it seems like an ominous sign of creative surrender for months into the next console cycle.

When Hollywood rushes to buy The right to video game movies, The gaming industry now looks set to lean further into Hollywood’s established blockbuster franchises. This is not the market consistency I was looking for. Both media (and their respective corporate overlords) have plenty to learn and contribute from each other, but it takes years and hundreds of millions to swallow and exchange the same old (mostly white) stories. Hollywood is already finishing its own tail by making endless sequels and reboots-Independence Day: Renaissance, Jurassic World, Ghostbusters. S.Gaming makes him feel more tired than watching a crossover.

“Some great studios do licensed games,” said Game Awards host Geoff Kegley. Wrote on Twitter yesterday. “What is your dream studio / franchise collaboration that you hope to see one day?”

The fantasy of your favorite developer will create a game in your favorite genre based on your favorite piece of your current literature, like if Square Enix creates an open world RPG based on Frank Herbert Dune, Nothing new. With the cost of creating big budget game balloons skyrocketing, these ideas are becoming a reality.Shares to see safe bets. The success of Dark night Leading movies Arkham The trilogy was recently followed by Ansunec Spider-Man And Miles Morales And Crystal Dynamics’ Marvel’s Avengers: The popular studio behind Tomb Rider Reboot working on Beat M based on everyone’s favorite Marvel character.

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This is not a bad thing at all, nor is it a definite success, as evidenced by the despair of Square Enix. Avengers. Some excellent games have come out of this pitch process, but it can also be a recipe for imaginative heat death. Hitman Producer IO Interactive is moving beyond its unique Agent 47 to stab at the James Bond license. Wolfenstein Developer Machine Games will bring to life the Nazi-puncher and colonial thief Indiana Jones. In the meantime, it’s been decades since those stories seemed creatively fresh and relevant.

Disney is pulling Lucasfilm’s video game Legacy out of the simple pit with Lucasfilm Games, a sign that Mega Media Corporation is eyeing the market as it floods the market with newly licensed games. Movies and TV shows. All of this, of course, is based on the current Canon, and all owned by the company, whose networth exceeds the GDP of most countries.

EA got a lot of leeway to be the exclusive publisher of its 10-year deal Star Wars The games are only to be released by 2019, including a total of three. Now it seems that the monkey’s paw wish has been fulfilled, and we will get a lot more.

VP of Lucas Film Games “We’re looking to work with best-in-class teams that can make the best games in all of our IPs,” Douglas Rally announced yesterday. Rally, notably, said that with so many “professionals” of Lucasfilm games, the games are expected to be “comprehensive of platforms, genres and experiences” to help developers shape a creative vision of adaptation. In other words, an open world is just the beginning of the Ubisoft game. For comparison, During last December’s investor Disney has announced nearly a dozen new Star Wars movies and TV shows.

And, of course, whatever there is Star Wars Constantly working on games EA. An EA spokesman said Kotku The terms of yesterday’s exclusive deal with Lucasfilm have not changed and remain in place until 2023. According to a source with knowledge of the deal, only EA can publish Star Wars Games before 2023, after which the partnership with Lucasfilm will continue, but it will no longer be exclusive. This means Ubisoft Star Wars The game will not be out until the next part of 2023.

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S.Om in these games can be great. Star Wars JD: Fallen Order In 2019 and 2020 Star Wars: Squadron Were pretty fun, but I don’t know if we need a dozen more big budget games than trying to play in that space. I just want to see if Respan or EA intends to create something original, even Ubisoft in that regard. Despite the eye roll-motivating name, Phoenix: Immortal Rising It was great, even though it blended a lot with previous Ubisoft games and Nintendo games. Wild breath.

It’s easy to dream of how a studio can blend in with game genres and mechanics with an already established and beloved fantasy world. Because of the aggregation of all those mediums it is very difficult to imagine all those ideas and projects that will not see the light of day.

Former Naughty Dog Developer and The Last Us US Director Bruce Straley “Nothing” Written with a friendly blink In response to Kylie’s thought experiment. “We need all that talent and money to focus on new content, new IP creation and innovation in AAA Space GeoF.”

Blockbuster game publishing has never been a matter of risk-taking and creativity, but it can be even faster if it becomes more monopolized by the current entertainment monoculture. So, no, I wouldn’t like to see Beaver build another one Star Wars RPG, and I am happily away from the possibility of machine games trying myself in the knots trying to re-establish Cemetery Rider Indiana Jones and something culturally disgusting. It will be great, as always, to see video games try to create something new. After all, the future blockbusters of Hollywood are nowhere else To come?