James Cameron Keen To Do More Video Games

Sci-fi opus Avatar from director James Cameron is the second biggest grossing movie worldwide — and it's still playing in theatres. Earning over $US1.8 billion, his historical epic Titanic is the biggest grossing film worldwide.

You't think a guy like that would take time off, relax. Things could be so cruisey. Oh no, not Cameron. With the Avatar game out in stores, the filmmaker has his sights on possibly creating more video games on the grounds that he has loads of ideas, but can only make so many films.

"I've got a lot of stories, and I don't have enough time to make them all as movies," the Oscar winner tells X-Play in a recent interview. "That's something I'm exploring with Ubisoft to see if maybe's a relationship around just getting these stories and world ideas into games — just completely independent of movies. You know, good ideas and visuals are exactly that."

If these are in fact good ideas and not simply rushed left-overs, then this possible partnership between Cameron and Ubisoft could be one to watch.

X-Play Interviews James Cameron About Avatar [G4][Pic]


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    Wait a sec, from: http://www.kotaku.com.au/2010/01/james-cameron-todays-gamers-are-the-futures-smokers-or-something/

    Cameron - “from a character perspective, we were showing that Grace doesn’t care about her human body, only her avatar body, which again is a negative comment about people in our real world living too much in their avatars, meaning online and in video games.”

    Does he like video games or not? I dunno, it's weird to see a guy saying people play too many games these days, then saying he's keen to make more.

      I was going to point that out... Not really sure where Cameron stands.

        That doesnt mean he hates video games and infact its the truth. Why else do people stay home from school and play WoW? Because they care more about levelling up theyre 'avatar' than being at school and learning to perhaps make them a better future.

      I guess the chance to tell more stories and make more money are higher priorities to mr. Cameron than personal integrity. :p

      No need to be so fatalistic, you can still like videogames and say things like "people play too many video games" its not black and white like that.

      I think his major point is that games are good, they're great fun, but don't kill yourself by sitting on your ass all day... I don't that's an unreasonable point of view, personally.

        That's not what I'm saying. Yes, that's true, it doesn't have to be one extreme or the other. But if you go out in public saying "people play too many games" and then you go out in public saying "I wanna make more games", does that not just sit wrong in people's minds as it does in mine?

      He likes money... Ubisoft probably plan to give him a huge moneyhat for ideas... that's all he probably cares about...

      He sees the market :P

      But i think he was more of referring to MMOs in that comment.

      He doesn't like video games. Just money.

    “I’ve got a lot of stories, and I don’t have enough time to make them all as movies,”

    so he's saying he'd make a lot of rush-job games? Correct me if i'm wrong, but the dev cycle of a game is comparable if not exceeding that of a normal movie

      It depends on how much overseeing of the production he gets himself into. Could he not have very little to do with the production, opting to work on scripts and let Ubisoft so the rest? (I don't know much about gaming design and creation.)

      But he can only make one movie at a time. He can give five game ideas to five different developers and have five games being made at the same time.

    I’d like to see James Cameron write the story and characters for a few games, but unless he is also heavily involved in the development it’s probably just going to be another mediocre game. Terminator, True lies, Aliens, Avatar none of these games were really that great. The reason the movies are superb is because Cameron is notoriously demanding and brutal on the movie set. Just imagine if Cameron asked tomorrow to direct a video game, I think Sony or Microsoft would give him a 200 million dollar budget in a heartbeat.

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