Neill Blomkamp, director of films such as District 9, Elysium and Chappie, goes as chief visionary officer working on a multiplayer shooter with Gunzilla Games. Gunzilla is made up of former Crytek, Ubisoft and EA developers.
Blomkamp tells IGN that as CVO he will work with various teams within Gunzilla on the game’s design, audio and story, among other things. It is a multiplayer game; Blomkamp tells the game site that he wants to write the background story of the game. “If you want more backstory on world creation you will also get a more convincing, awesome world to play in,” said the film director.
It is not clear which themes the game revolves around and in which setting the game takes place, although Blomkamp does say that it is not connected to films he has made. He does call the idea of a science fiction game in the near future ‘interesting’.
Gunzilla was set up last year; the development of the game is therefore at an early stage. When the game should appear and for which platforms this will happen, is not yet known. However, there is talk of an ‘AAA game’. In May, the studio announced it would be using Unreal Engine.
Neill Blomkamp is a South African film director known for dystopian science fiction films. It is not the first time that he has come into contact with the game world; previously he made a short film about Anthem. He also previously released a movie on Steam and YouTube.
The film that Blomkamp made for Anthem.