J.J. Abrams and Gabe Newell tease possible game/movie collaboration


Star Wars Episode VII director J.J. Abrams and Valve CEO Gabe Newell spent the morning addressing the crowd at the 2013 D.I.C.E. Summit. Their talk, “Storytelling Across Platforms,” kicked off the conference and was heavily promoted before the four-day gathering of developers began.

Apparently, there was a good reason for that.

Abrams and Newell’s panel concluded a few minutes ago and they dropped a massive bombshell before they left. Are you ready? Abrams announced that he wants to partner with Valve on a video game and Newell announced that he wants work with Abrams (and his Bad Robot production company) on movies based on Half-Life and Portal:

Abrams: There’s an idea we [at Bad Robot] have for a game that we’d like to work with Valve on.

Newell: We’re going to find out if there’s a way we can work with you on a Portal and Half-Life movie.

Oh. My. God.

[Source: Kotaku]

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