Wed, 16 Jan 2013, 2:46 pm
by Rob Clegg, Do Gaming journalist
Valve seems to be the only resilient company right now by not handing over their IP to make some quick money in the movie industry.
It seems that most of the big franchises are heading towards movies these days as Assassin’s Creed confirmed a screenwriter, the Mass Effect movie was handed over and Angry Birds announced a movie incoming too.
According to Polygon, Gabe Newell, Valve CEO, says that Valve has been approached for movie ideas about games like Left 4 Dead and the Half-Life franchise but turned them down because they felt that film makers aren’t able to capture the spirit of its games.
"There really were people who came to us with proposals of: ‘Okay, it's Half-Life 1, and there are horses, and it's a cavalry charge, and it's high-tech carbon armor on the horses,'" Newell says. "And we were like, ‘What the <censored> are you talking about? Have you even played this?'"
Good job Gabe, keep the spirit of gaming alive. Although I wouldn’t mind seeing a DotA movie myself…
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