21 Jan

Peter Jackson may be making the press rounds for his recently released “The Lovely Bones,” but Ain’t it Cool News got a bit of a surprise answer out of the Academy Award-winning director in a recent interview concerning video games.

“I’m enjoying these games more than I am enjoying films at the moment,” said Jackson. “They are using a lot of the film techniques now, especially the cinematic areas or those little movie things. 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.”

And while Peter Jackson’s Halo may never be happening, that’s not  stopping the director from pursuing games based on his licenses. “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,” said Jackson. “I do have a few ideas that could go one-way or the other. I’ve got ideas that could be a movie or they could be a game and I think that they should rather than just make a movie and then do a spin-off game, I think some of the ideas I’ve got I’d rather do them as a stand alone game, because that world is getting more and more interesting.”