Jerry Bruckheimer and MTV have signed a deal whereby Bruckheimer will set up a gaming studio with the goal of making “new, original” titles (ie not games based on Bruckheimer’s films). Speaking about the move, Bruckheimer says:
Video games represent a new and innovative medium for what we’ve always tried to do, which is to tell great stories. But this medium is unique in that it gives the player control over how those stories unfold. I look forward to working with MTV Games to create new original game stories, always looking for ways to innovate the medium.
It’s unclear just how much involvement Bruckheimer will have with the actual development of the games, but from the sounds of things he’ll be working on at least the initial stages of the creative process, as well as overseeing the formation of his studio.
Does this means he will step down from his position as a member of the Board of Directors at Zenimax Media Inc., the parent company of Bethesda Softworks, makers of Fallout 3, or will he keep the job?