Bond Game #2 in the Works

Filed under: Video games on Nov 8, 2007 at 12:29 am

Activision’s Bobby Kotick announced that a second James Bond game was in the works today. I suspected it back in June, but I couldn’t get anyone to confirm it to me.

Anyway, Kotick also took a shot at EA by saying that they neglected the franchise. I suppose that’s a nice way to put it. I’m not a fan of EA at all. Their tactic for how they do business always comes off as acquire and exploit. EA, in my opinion, is like a leech. In the case of Bond they saw the success of GoldenEye 007 on the Nintendo 64 so they threw their moneybags around and picked up the license to make the games. Released a lot of poor games. Even tried to come up with a way to rip off the success of GoldenEye 007 more with GoldenEye: Rogue Agent. Who were they fooling? Everything or Nothing was a good game. They deserve credit for that one, but then they turned around and released From Russia with Love, which I wasn’t a fan of. It was by no means a bad game, but it was rather boring and an unfortunate use of Sean Connery’s involvement (i.e., they could have put him to better use). Bond isn’t the only franchise they abused. Look at Harry Potter! What really frightens me about EA is that they just picked up BioWare (the developer). BioWare is an awesome developer, probably best known for developing the highly acclaimed (and awesome) Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic among other great titles (Mass Effect is gonna own). I hope EA just lets them do their thing, but once again EA doesn’t have a good track record.

Okay, I’m done complaining about EA. I have high hopes for Activision, but… I don’t know… it’s firmly programmed in mine and most other gamer’s heads that movie-based games (adaptations), more often than not, don’t turn out so good – and there are good reasons for this. GoldenEye 007 along with The Chronicles of Riddick are probably the only notable exceptions.


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Comment by James

Made Wednesday, November 21, 2007 at 4:09 pm

I think http://www.youngbond.com is an awsome website but I think you should make the Eton Quiz for The Silver Fin game a bit easier. But other than that it is a great game.

P.S. I think you should make the games for the book Blood Fever a bit harder ’cause they were a piece of cake!

Comment by James

Made Wednesday, November 21, 2007 at 4:11 pm

P.P.S My real name is Jacob. And no I am not telling you how to do your job.