Media and Games Online Network have got an interview with American McGee. The interview gives an insight into his thoughts on many issues ranging from, ID, EA, Movies and Games, his new company and the gaming industry in general.
This summer has been fairly important in terms of the relationship between film and videogames. What do you feel films like Tomb Raider and Final Fantasy did well? Did poorly?
I think that both movies illustrated an extremely important point that Carbon6 is hoping to capitalize on in the future. That is that both came out by themselves and didn't launch products in the game world to match with the films. It seems that Eidos missed out huge by not having a new version of Tomb Raider out to coincide with the release of the film. Even a slapped together remake of a previous version could have capitalized on the huge buzz created by the film. Now don't get me wrong, I'm not a fan of slapped together games, and Carbon isn't going to be in the business of creating those types of properties. The point is that there's an amazing synergy to be drawn on when games and movies are created in collaboration with one another.