Feb 3, 2009

Tech - Electronic Arts playing spy games with Ludlum books

NEW YORK (Hollywood Reporter) - Electronic Arts has won an exclusive worldwide license from Ludlum Entertainment to create video games based on the works of author Robert Ludlum, including the popular Jason Bourne franchise.
The first game set to be released under the arrangement is based on the Bourne series and is in development at Uppsala, Sweden-based Starbreeze Studios, which worked on the "Chronicles of Riddick" games. Financial details of the multiyear deal were not disclosed.
A previous Bourne game was published by Sierra Entertainment.
Video game veteran Matt Wolf, the Ludlum estate's interactive creative adviser, will work with EA to oversee development of Ludlum games. He played similar roles with Gracie Films on a "Simpsons" game and with the Roald Dahl estate on a "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" game.
Ludlum, a prolific author of thriller novels, died in 2001.
Reuters/Hollywood Reporter

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