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Gore Verbinski's Blind Wink Shacks Up With Microsoft

Matt Gardner
Blind Wink Productions, Gore Verbinski, Microsoft, Rango

Gore Verbinski's Blind Wink Shacks Up With Microsoft

Gore Verbinski's Blind Wink Productions company has put pen to paper in a deal that will see them create exclusive content for Microsoft. First up for the new bedfellows will be an Xbox LIVE Arcade video game designed for Kinect for late 2012.

"Audiences consume content very differently today," said Verbinski. "As an idea house, we at Blind Wink are looking forward to our partnership with Microsoft. Their various platforms give us access to new methods of distribution, allowing us to extend into emerging markets and connect more directly with the audience."

Animated movie Rango, which starred Johnny Depp in the title role, was the first venture for Blind Wink, and the subsequent spin-off game was produced in collaboration with Paramount with EA handling publishing duties. Blind Wink will now, of course, be creating content exclusively for Microsoft, although that may branch out beyond just games to Microsoft's other media platforms too.

"Xbox 360 gamers can look forward to innovative and creative games from the mind of Gore Verbinski that explore new and exciting gaming territory and take full advantage of our platforms," said Microsoft Studios general manager Matt Booty. [via GI.biz]

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