Ever since Heat
's 1995 cinematic debut, aggression-soaked psychos (like ourselves) have been clamoring for a game adaptation of the crime drama. Gearbox Software
prez Randy Pitchford agreed as well, optioning
the rights to develop a game back in the mid-oughts. Fast forward to 2009, and GameSpot
drops the hammer on him during a Borderlands
press tour. "So what is the current status of the Heat
In so many words: Kaput. "In a nutshell, we're nowhere," Pitchford said. And it's not for a lack of trying, as "filmmakers, game makers, and publishing partners" are all still apparently on board. He says, more or less, it's a matter of time
-- or lack thereof. Due to time constraints, Pitchford says that his studio won't be keeping the rights to the game adaptation of Heat
any longer. "We're not keeping the IP locked down anymore ... if somebody else were in a spot where they could do it, and everybody was comfortable with that, then conceivably that could happen."
So, how about it, aggression-soaked entrepreneurs? Hmmm?