“Wait a minute,” you say, “Another Jason Bourne game? They just released one!”
And you’re right. The Bourne Conspiracy came out last June from High Moon Studios, and was a pretty entertaining (if forgettable) time. Way above par for most movie-to-game adaptations, it took you through an abridged version of the film trilogy and made you feel like a complete badass in some really brutal fights and shooting scenes. But the rights to the property were lost after the great Activison Blizzard merge, like most other Sierra titles, like Ghostbusters and Brutal Legend. What’s a Bourne fan to do?
Today it was announced that Starbreeze Studios, developers of the astonishingly good Chronicles of Riddick game, is already working on the next Bourne game. EA will be publishing, as they have grabbed up the rights to not only the Bourne series, but author Robert Ludlum’s entire catalog.
“Robert Ludlum’s Jason Bourne is the most exciting action hero to emerge in decades, thrilling audiences around the world,” said Mike Quigley, group vice president of marketing, EA Games Label. “EA is excited to enter into a long-term relationship with Ludlum Entertainment, bringing the action, intrigue and intensity of Robert Ludlum’s fiction to life for casual and core gamers around the globe.”
I don’t have to tell you what a good thing it is to have Starbreeze working on this. If they could make a shitty movie like Riddick into one of the best games of the last console generation, what can they do with some actually good material?