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.