"The movie game business is falling apart," according to EA Games President Frank Gibeau, who said the publisher would rather focus on quality original games because licensed titles just aren't worth the resources required to make them.
Smart move, the only one that ever did good was Arkham Asylum and that wasn't solely based upon the whole movie.
It wasn't based on any movie.
It was more based upon the cartoon series (all the same voice actors), which has been by far the best comic book TV series ever made to date. And thankfully, the game was good too!
I don't know what you're talking about 0_o Arkham Asylum was originally a graphic novel, and even then the story is ultimately different.
Exactly. I'm getting so sick of people claiming Arkham Asylum is based on the movies. Just because there are Batman movies doesn't mean that all Batman games are movie tie-ins.
They're confusing licensed games with movie games.
Thank god, that means we wont see a half cocked movie game version of the dark knight rises. Its all AA 2's year ;)
and make these games $39.99 not the regular price. a side story not the same as the movie, this gen graphics engine and gameplay taht works. and if you do include online make sure its everything that's already in online games PLUS SOMETHING FRESH. and if a movie company want to make a game make sure to give the devs enough time let them know ahead of time and if you ONLY HAVE TIME FOR SINGLE PLAYER JUST DO TAHT DON'T JUST WASTE TIME ON A ONLINE THAT NO ONE WILL PLAY INSTAED MAKE THE STORY THE BEST IT COULD BE
movie games wasn't a movie game yet it had to come out around the movie the gameplay/combat/story is the weakest i the series. its a shame that a great series like POP is still looking for a next-gen game ubi needs to wake up Ac every year is not the answer POP rainbow six rayman game like ps1/ps2 days etc,,,,
YES! Those games always suck anyway.
hell yeah, make Mirrors Edge 2 for us!
while this could be cool, if they make it now they prolly feel justified in making it 6hrs...
good and i suggest other companies to follow Games are not ment to be movies not matter how amazing they may be it doesn't always transfer well with movies and fans know that.
I think you misunderstood. He's talking about games based on Movies. ie the harry Potter movie games. Securing licences is costing more and more money and it's not worth the effort any more.
ahh none the less Movies games are still crap (most of them), and games based off movies are much worse
I'm sure Activision would love to have the chance to rape Harry Potter.
lol they would probably have the epilogue of the last book be its own game
Too late...if you catch my drift.
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Yep and watch we will see Harry Potter Deathly hallows part 2 next year...I'll believe it when i see it. It;s just a quick cash in for them.
But that is a game based on a book. /s
The whole thing? Should I sit here for that long and just simulate the time it would take to get through all the movements?
It took them this long to figure it out? People have been saying this since last generation!
"He admitted that sometimes those creative risks don't quite pay off, such as with Mirror's Edge, which he said suffered from "issues with the learning curve, the difficulty, the narrative" and a lack of multiplayer" There are actually people who complain about difficulty in ... Mirror's Edge? Seriously? We talkin' bout practice?? I was hoping for Mirror's Edge 2 but I guess not...
I'm more worried about the "no multiplayer" argument seriously EA, not every game needs multiplayer
Unless it was maybe a co-op mission, otherwise deathmatch and whatnot just wouldnt work imo. Thats what the industry needs more of, less tacked on multiplayer, but more split-screen co-op gameplay, like the good ol' days.
be pretty fun if done right. tag would be pretty interesting. Brink like shooting could be fun to
...who got the Allen Iverson reference. ;)
Im starting to like the new EA, quality/original games and now this. Good job EA!!!
Which is not even fully a movie game would have to be Chronicles of Riddick:Escape from Butcher Bay.
...a resounding "Hell yeah!" ? Now if only all other devs/publishers would follow suit. Movie-based games are always utter failures, because of time constraints, tight budgets, and the need to adhere to source material/plot. With so many quality games being made that are basically interactive movies to begin with, i.e. Uncharted, Mass Effect, Alan Wake, Heavy Rain, L.A. Noire, RDR, etc. .... movie games are beyond redundant. :o
Was there ever a business? I mean, really? Name one good game movie.
Based directly on a movie, not in the same universE: Goldeneye 64 A lot of the Capcom SNES movie liences Jurassic Park (SNES and Mega Drive versions) Indiana Jones Greatest Adventures Super Star Wars Trilogy
Wolverine Chronicles of Riddick Ghostbusters The Warriors Scott Pilgrim VS The World
lol I feel that the wolverine game was better than movie it was based on.
Man, The Warriors WAS AWESOME! I'm not an all-caps guy but Rockstar really seemed to love the movie and even added more action than what was in the movie. The game actually made me appreciate the movie more and vice versa. The dialogue stayed exactly the same and they even expanded on story elements they didn't even mention in the movie. Rockstar totally broke the rules on that one...The Warriors wasn't just a good movie-game it was a great game all the way around.
Quagmire, you bring up one awesome point, and that point is Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World. Awesome game. I almost didn't think of it as a movie-game because the visual style's a lot more in line with the comic than the movie.
Akagi, I see where you're going with this, but that's not what Gibeau and EA are saying. They're saying the business for them is falling apart. "The percentage royalties you have to pay the licensors are going the wrong way for publishers. The margins are being squeezed. And, to top it all off, the movie-game business is falling apart." The article clearly states that it's all money and no morals here; if it was still profitable to sell movie-related crap, they'd sell it, no matter how many awful bombs resulted from that business strategy. And that's okay. EA would tank if it didn't make money.
Are they blaming the Harry Potter brand. Come on...I look at the guys who made the game to be pathetic.
Harry Potter has had some good games, most of them have been last generation though from what I remember. It's not just on the developer to make a good game. The movie studios should also be advertising the game as well. I think Disney is perhaps the only who does this, most recently with Toy Story 3 which had game trailers before the movie started.
Maybe the games wouldn't be pathetic if they could spend the money on development instead of lining JK Rowling's pockets with unicorn platinum.
A smart move by EA. Now hopefully they can work on making Madden and NBA Elite better.
Finally they figured that out.
Is it me or has EA only ever done Harry Potter movie tie-in's. Also with that coming to a close next year, i think EA made the right choice in not doing any more Movie games. And as for James Bond, when was there games ever based on a movie, they all had storys that when even based on a recent movie to begin with.(Apart From Russia With Love)
If a game shares the same universe, name, etc with a movie that came out at the same time then it's a movie game. Harry Potter, James Bond, and Lord of the Rings are probably the biggest ones EA has done. I won't lie, the industry has made some good movie based games in the past, it can certainly be done but as stated in the article, with growing licensing fees and such it's getting harder and harder to put the same effort into things.
only good game based on the movie for me was peter jackson king kong!
After playing the last TRON (Disney) the shit videogame i really hope EA goes this way!
Great move EA. That's a step towards being better publishers and developers.
Smart move, I would say 1% of the games that are based on movies are good.
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