Games and film 'in danger of being indistinguishable'

Games and films should inspire one another, yet both mediums are in danger of losing their own identity if they copy each other too closely.

That was the warning offered by Jordan Mechner, both the screenwriter for the upcoming Prince of Persia movie and lead developer on the original game.

Speaking to Develop, Mechner gave a brusque summarisation of the current crossover culture in games and film:

"As a gamer and as a moviegoer, I sometimes feel like I'm seeing the same trailer over and over," he said.

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