Die englische Entwicklerschmiede Lionhead Studios von Peter Molyneux bringt mit The Movies eine Simulation rund um Hollywood raus. Der Publisher für die PC, Xbox, GameCube und PlayStation 2 Version wird Avtivision sein.
In diesem Simulationsspiel ist der Spieler der Besitzer eines Filmstudios in Hollywood. Der zeitliche Rahmen beginnt in den 20er Jahren, als die Filme noch schwarz-weiß waren, und verläuft bis in die nahe Zukunft. Der Spieler muss sich mit allen Dingen rumschlagen, mit denen sich auch jedes andere Studio aus der Filmfabrik Hollywoods rumschlagen muss. Will man lieber einen anspruchsvollen Historienschinken produzieren oder steckt man das Geld lieber in neuste Entwicklungen auf dem Gebiet der Filmtechnik?
Wir sind gespannt was uns da aus dem Hause Lionhead erwarten wird. Bis zum voraussichtlichen Erscheinungstermin 2004 müssen wir euch vorläufig mit den ersten Screenshots vertrösten.
The Movies Screenshots
Activision Acquires Publishing Rights to The Movies for the PC and Console Platforms
Santa Monica, CA - March 4, 2003 -- Activision, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATVI) announced today that the company has signed an agreement with legendary U.K.-based game designer Peter Molyneux. Under the terms of the agreement, the company has secured the exclusive worldwide rights to Molyneux's new project tentatively titled The Movies for the PC and all video game console platforms. The agreement also grants Activision the option to publish sequels and add-on products to the title.
The Movies currently is being developed by Molyneux's Lionhead Studios, whose last title, Black and White, sold almost 2 million units worldwide. Black and White topped PC sell-through charts around the globe and was a #1 best-selling game in the United Kingdom and Germany.
Slated for release in 2004, The Movies gives gamers the opportunity to run their own Hollywood movie studio from the silent days of the 1920s, through the advent of new technologies into the present and beyond. The game puts players in charge of a Hollywood dream factory where they decide which movies to make and the stars to make them. The player selects the scripts, directors, sets and movie stars before shooting the action and watching their finished movie on opening night. Players can manage the money, egos, tears & tantrums on their way to living the Hollywood dream.
"Peter is undoubtedly one of the most talented video game designers in the world, and Lionhead is one of the very few development studios with the knowledge and resources to develop a game that will allow players to fulfill the fantasy of building a movie empire," states Larry Goldberg, executive vice president of Activision Worldwide Studios. "We are incredibly excited to have entered into this long-term partnership and are confident that this alliance will result in one of the most innovative and anticipated games of the next few years."
"Activision has always been synonymous with quality and innovation. The Movies offers a perfect opportunity for both of our companies to collaborate in the creation of a multi-million unit selling franchise," responded Peter Molyneux, managing director of Lionhead Studios. "A major factor in our choice of Activision as publisher for The Movies was its impressive attitude toward development and developers."