Riccitiello: Hollywood is 'worried'

In today's Financial Times, Riccitiello now makes his opinion on Hollywood known. He thinks that power in entertainment is shifting away from the studios to games companies. "The buzz in Hollywood, which I heard from some Hollywood folks... is people are worried whether Iron Man the movie is going to get killed by Grand Theft Auto the game. I don't think I've ever heard of that before... There is more interest today from Hollywood to make movies out of our games than there is interest in our industry to make games out of their movies. There's a big reset happening now," he said.

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demonrock3895d ago

I don't think these hollywood studios need to worry. Most of the movies that have come out recently are not that great at all and with the price we pay just to go out and seea movie is no wonder why people don't go out as much as tehy once did. It all plays a factor and when it comes to gaming, everyone loves a great game, especially GTAIV. Its been a highly anticipated game since news was first brought of it. People will get out and see Ironman regardless of this game coming out though. We have to face it, Ironman actually looks like it will be a great movie. A movie as great as Transformers when it first came out. And I think the best ideas for movies actually come from game designers. They have a little more of a creative edge when coming to devolping these great games and the storylines have been improving alot over the years which would made a great corssover to a movie someday. I admit, not all game to movie adaptions have been good, but I know a movie that everyone knows is going to be good, will not be missed by any. People will go and see it and still scrape together teh money needed for a great game.