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Spielberg's next movie is a game?

Stumbled across two articles about Steven Spielberg this morning.

The first comes from IGN, who discuss an interview he gave to the Hollywood Reporter, in which he says

A good movie will bring you inside of itself just by the sheer brilliance of the director/writer/production staff, but in the future, you will physically be inside the experience, which will surround you top, bottom, on all sides... I've invented it, but because patent is pending, I can't discuss it right now.

The second comes from the BBC, who report that Spielberg has signed a deal to work with EA on three games. From the article:

Steven Spielberg, who worked his magic with ET, is now looking do the same with games giant EA. The acclaimed film director has agreed to develop three original games with EA's Los Angeles studios. Work has already started on the first of the three projects, which EA says will be a next generation game which appeals to a broad audience.

Perhaps the two are related, perhaps not. Anyway, let’s hope the results are a little more like The Dig, and a little less like The E.T. video game.

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