Gore Verbinski Wants to Make Games Now

on December 8, 2011 3:00 PM

First Gore Verbinski wanted to make a big-screen adaptation of BioShock. That didn’t work out. Now the director of the Pirates of the Caribbean films has signed with Microsoft to develop content for the Xbox 360, Windows Phone 7 and PCs. The first of these projects, developed by Verbinski’s Blind Wink company, is a Kinect-based title that will release through Xbox LIVE sometime next year.

Verbinski says the ever-changing methods in which we consume media are the key reason behind his interest in developing video games. It makes sense: when the medium first emerged, there’s not a lot we did with the characters we controlled onscreen other than have them beat up aliens and save princesses. These days, titles like Heavy Rain and Mass Effect have players contribute to complex narratives. We’re evolving!

We’ll keep you posted as we learn more about the project.


 /  Staff Writer
Eder is a journalism major at the University of Oregon and copy chief of Flux, the School of Journalism and Communication's flagship magazine. When he's not playing video games or writing about them, Eder enjoys going to concerts, walking the UO campus with his trusty iPod, James McCloud, and climbing steep hills in running shoes. His favorite games include Super Mario Bros. 3, Donkey Kong Country 2, Bioshock and The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time.