Rockstar Games is a company that doesn’t mind experimenting and expanding their horizons and now the company is doing such a thing with an unlikely partner. After setting up a minor film division, Rockstar has now partnered with Technicolor to work on more top secret stuff that we’ll likely have to wait years to finally see.
A pivotal part of the film industry for well over a hundred years, Technicolor has branched out lately to do more animation/effects based work, hence the partnership with Rockstar Games. This may be news to most of us, at least those who don’t watch the 20 minute long end credits of Rockstar productions, but Technicolor has already worked with Rockstar in the past on titles such as Red Dead Redemption and most recently Max Payne 3.
This latest partnership between the two companies see a dedicated unit built within the Technicolor to exclusively focus on games, in particular art and animation. Not much was said as to how much of an impact this new partnership will have on future Rockstar productions in the long run, but I expect the new Technicolor team will be another cog in the machine that is the talented beast which is Rockstar Games.
Rockstar teaming up with Technicolor likely isn’t as grand news as hearing a release date for GTA V, but it does show the commitment Rockstar has to providing quality work no matter how long or how much money it takes. In the end the expertise Technicolor has in doing effects work ought to provide a nice boost to the Rockstar stable and could mean we’ll actually see an extra Rockstar game released per generation if such a development allows the workload to be alleviated slightly; that’s of course if we’re so lucky for such a thing to happen.