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Levine: Games don't need Hollywood directors

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Levine: Games don't need Hollywood directors

Speaking in an interview with Develop, BioShock creator Ken Levine has stated that he's turned down the chance to co-develop games with Hollywood directors, adding that the game industry needs to grow out of being “star-struck” from the film industry.

“I was offered the chance to make a game with a film director. A very talented film director,” he said. “My feeling is, why? Why would any game designer want to do that?

“And of course film directors can jump through the game industry’s open doors. Guillermo del Toro – who by the way is an amazing film director – recently signed a deal with THQ to make videogames.

“And I’m thinking… he’s never made a videogame."

To read the full piece, head over to Develop.

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Tags: movies , ken levine , hollywood , guillermo del toro , directors

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