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Peter Jackson Currently Enjoys Games More Than Films

by Tim Turi on Jan 20, 2010 at 08:42 AM



In a recent conversation with Ain’t it Cool News, director Peter Jackson shared this thoughts on the cinematic capabilities of modern games. He also talks about future game development projects he has in mind.

Jackson begins the interview by revealing his appreciate for Modern Warfare 2. “I’m enjoying these games more than I am enjoying films at the moment,” said the one-time Halo movie director. “They are using a lot of the film techniques now, especially the cinematic areas or those little movie things. They are starting to really blend them in and you get the feeling that you are watching substantial bits of prerecorded animation which is still great, though, because they are dynamic and done well. They didn’t used to be done very well in the old days, but there are people that actually know what they are doing.”

Don’t think for a second that Jackson is comfortable resting on his laurels and playing the games of others: he still plans on growing his studio, Wingnut Interactive.

“At the moment I am kind of involved with a Tintin game and obviously the beginning of The Hobbit game, so those two in terms of the gaming at the moment with all of the other scripts we are working on at the moment, those are the gaming things we are focusing on,” Jackson continued. “I do have a few ideas that could go one way or the other. I’ve got ideas that could be a movie or they could be a game, and I think that they should rather than just make a movie and then do a spin-off game, I think some of the ideas I’ve got I’d rather do them as a stand alone game, because that world is getting more and more interesting.”

From the sounds of it Peter Jackson has a good eye for the cinematic potential for video games. With his directorial talent, it’s exciting to imagine what games the man could have rattling around in his noggin. Bad Taste: The Game?

[Via IndustryGamers]