Dyack: Game Industry Should Shun Movie Biz 'Free Agency'

In an extensive new interview published on Gamasutra today, Silicon Knights founder Denis Dyack has been arguing against the concept of film industry-style 'free agency' for game developers, suggesting: "You become a utility, and your value becomes diminished significantly."

The Eternal Darkness creator, whose company is currently working on Too Human for Microsoft, noted by way of conclusion: "I think Hollywood has some really good things about it. There's a lot of things to learn, but there's a lot of things that you want to avoid as well. That's one of them: the commoditization of talent. One of the ultimate commoditizations of a human being is slavery. You can get even further than that, and you don't want to go there. It's whatever we can do to watch out for that."

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