Who knew Peter Jackson would be such a big Modern Warfare 2 fan? The legendary director and producer is currently enjoying the game “more than films” at the moment, he revealed in a recent interview (thanks, VG247).
“[Spec Ops] is hard, I know, and to get to that final level, which is what? Echo is it?…I have still got to crack through a lot of things to open up that one level, but it’s a great game,” said Jackson. “I’m enjoying these games more than I am enjoying films at the moment.
“And they are using a lot of the film techniques now, especially the cinematic areas or those little movie things,” he added. “They are starting to really blend them in and you get the feeling that you are watching substantial bits of prerecorded animation which is still great, though, because they are dynamic and done well. They didn’t used to be done very well in the old days, but there are people that actually know what they are doing.”
So, aside from playing Modern Warfare 2, what else is Peter Jackson up to? He’s currently working on a few new titles, two of which are games.
“At the moment I am kind of involved with a Tintin game and obviously the beginning of The Hobbit game, so those two in terms of the gaming at the moment with all of the other scripts we are working on at the moment, those are the gaming things we are focusing on,” he explained.
Jackson is also against the idea of creating tie-in games based on his movies. He explains that he has ideas that could work both as video games and films, but rather than create both, he’d rather stick to games because it’s becoming such an “interesting” medium.
“I’ve got ideas that could be a movie or they could be a game,” continued Jackson, “and I think that they should, rather than just make a movie and then do a spin-off game,…I’d rather do them as a stand alone game because that world is getting more and more interesting.”