EA wants to make Macbeth: The Game

Written by Joe Martin

February 3, 2010 // 11:06 a.m.

Tags: #dantes-inferno #dead-space #ea-wants-to-make-macbeth-the-game #electronic-arts #macbeth #shakespeare #visceral-games

EA's Visceral Games studio, who are about to release Dante's Inferno and who previously created Dead Space, may already eyeing up a new franchise that they can adapt into a videogame - namely, Macbeth.

Visceral Games' executive producer Jonathan Knight claims that he's been thinking about how to adapt the The Scottish Play into a game for a long time and that, now Dante's Inferno is readying for release he may finally be able to get started on it.

"Macbeth the game is something I've been thinking about for years," Knight told IndustryGamers. "But now, I think the emotional quality that games are achieving and the value level of the acting and the sound work makes it possible."

Knight admits that Macbeth: The Game may need a bit of tweaking, but says he's confident the franchise could be faithfully turned into an exciting videogame thanks to the abundance of "witches and a supernatural experience along with plenty of intrigue and murder."

Surprisingly, Knight isn't the only developer eyeing up Macbeth for a game adaptation though. Fashion designer turned game designer Marc Ecko has been trying to get a "re-imagined version" of Macbeth off the ground for a while, says Destructoid.

Visceral Games is unlikely to get around to a Macbeth game for a while as the team is already working hard on Dead Space 2. The studio is also rumoured to be working on a Jack the Ripper game, simply titled as 'Ripper'.

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