No stranger to the Stiq, Tigon Studios head Ian Stevens
has been talking Chronicles of Riddick: Assault on Dark Athena
post-mortem recently. While speaking to GamesIndustry.biz
, though, Stevens discussed the game industry and Hollywood becoming closer bedfellows, mostly due to -- wait for it
-- money! Considering the $22 billion gaming made in the US in 2008
, we're not exactly surprised when he says, "Hollywood and games, over the next decade, you'll see some really interesting things happen."
When asked whether he believes Hollywood's attitude towards gaming has changed over the past five years, he seems somewhat wishy-washy, saying, "It certainly has [but] people in Hollywood struggle to understand the creative decisions that we make." And that's likely how we end up with treasures like 2004's Van Helsing
, which Stevens says took precedence over the first Chronicles of Riddick
game, Escape From Butcher Bay
. How the tables have turned, eh Ian?