Curve Digital Entertainment boss Dominic Wheatley says movie licences could be a huge opportunity for smaller publishers.
Referencing the absence of a James Bond game to tie in with last year’s Spectre movie, Wheatley says that as companies like EA and Activision focus on their own IP, that leaves an opportunity for the likes of Curve.
A lot of these bigger firms are not terribly interested in licences now,” he told MCV.
There is a completely justifiable arrogance from the bigger companies who are saying that they don’t need a movie licence. They have Assassin’s Creed and Call of Duty, they have their own IP, so why should they promote someone else’s brand? That is an incredible coming of age for the games industry.
But I’d be very happy to have a James Bond licence. We could do a cracking game around that. These are opportunities that might be overlooked by the bigger firms.”