Video games and movies have a very interesting relationship. Mainly in that Hollywood keeps trying to make films based on video games. With very little success, yet they keep trying! But then, there are times when video game developers make titles based on movie franchises. This has happened with James Bond, Scarface, Lord of the Rings, and of course Star Trek and Star Wars, among others. Interestingly enough, Frontier Entertainment, the team behind Elite Dangerous, are throwing their hat into this particular ring.
The developer is using this movie IP to create a third franchise for their studio, of which Elite Dangerous and Planet Coaster were the first two. However, they did not state which IP they have received. Though they did note how excited there were about this:
“We have chosen to license this particular IP to work with as our third franchise, because we believe we can create something very special,” said Frontier Developments chief executive, David Braben. “It is creatively stimulating, already has a high worldwide profile, and is a perfect match for our expertise.”
This leaves us with the question of, “What did they get?” It’s hard to say given that they’ve made both a sci-fi game, and a roller coaster game before. The safe bet would be to say they’re do a sci-fi title, as Elite Dangerous is arguably the more popular game they’ve made. So you’d be forgiven for thinking that they may be making a Star Trek, Star Wars, or some other grand title.
However, there is also a possibility that they’re going to branch out and do another genre entirely, which of course leave the possibility of an infinite amount of movie IP’s to choose from.