SFX company, Digital Domain, enters game development

Movie visual effects company Digital Domain announced today they’ll be moving into video game production. Their first planned game, a first person shooter, will be helmed by non-other than Hollywood director Michael Bay, who is currently co-owner of Digital Domain.

The company’s future game plan involves developing movie-based game titles headed by the filmmakers themselves. For many years, filmmakers were usually uninvolved with movie-based game projects. Digital Domain is planning to develop four to five games over the next two years. There are currently no other details about their debut game. If the game is stylized by Bay’s signature over-the-top action and abundant explosions, we can all look forward to a good FPS.

IrobotDigital Domain has won five Academy Awards for its work in numerous Hollywood films, including Titanic, Armageddon, I, Robot and The Day After Tomorrow. In May 2006, the company was purchased by Wyndcrest Holdings, LLC, a joint-investment firm formed by many big-wigs including Microsoft executive Carl Stork, football player Dan Marino and Michael Bay.

The company has recently created TV commercials for Halo 3 and Gears of War ("Mad World"). This news follows on the heels of other prominent Hollywood directors entering game development; most notably, Spielberg’s upcoming title for the Wii.


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