Gamemaker wants to extend to movies and television
Ubisoft, the French video game maker behind such titles as Splinter Cell and Rainbow Six has plans to spend $400 million to extend its production facilities and begin making CGI movies. The company also hopes this will lead to the development of CGI television series in the future.
I'll be the first to admit that games have come a long way in the last several years, especial in terms of visuals, but I'm not convinced the technology is where it needs to be in order to make a truly engaging feature film. Of course, Ubisoft seems to be somewhat aware of this, and has plans to start out small with short films to get a feel for how the new venture will work.
Ubisoft has already worked with movie studios to create games based on movies, including King Kong. It will be interesting to see if the company can duplicate it's success in the gaming market on the both the big and small screen.
[via Lost Remote]