J.J. Abrams Teases Possible Partnership with Valve Games
At the opening keynote address at this year’s D.I.C.E. Summit, a videogame conference taking place now in Las Vegas, future Star Wars VII director J.J. Abrams was joined onstage by Valve Games president and co-founder Gabe Newell for a discussion on the importance of storytelling in both the videogame and film mediums.
Speaking to an audience filled with videogame industry executives and media, the two showed clips from their respective work, including Cloverfield and Star Trek (for Abrams) and Half-Life 2 and Portal 2 (for Newell).
According to a live blog by The Verge, as the address was winding to a close, Abrams might have hinted at a possible collobaration with Valve via his Bad Robot production company.
“There’s an idea for a game that we’d really like to work with Valve on,” Abrams said.
Newell responded by saying he’d love for Abarms to work on a screen adaptation of the company’s best-selling Valve games Half-Life and Portal. Newell further concluded the session by saying that the dialogue was “recapitulating a series of conversations" the two had already had, leading more credence to a possible future endeavor.
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