Legendary director Steven Spielberg is rumoured to be taking over the role of producer for the currently 'on-hold' Halo movie in today's news roundup. In other news, the Wii Vitality sensor is set for an early 2010 release date by the looks of things, wild west shooter Lead and Gold: Gangs of the Wild west is confirmed for digital distribution, and IGN give their verdict on the best 25 PS2 games of all time.
Steven Spielberg Rumoured to Produce Halo Film
Following the collapse of the long awaited Halo movie, a rumour has circulated indicating Steven Spielberg will be taking over as producer. Microsoft of course haven't confirmed or denied anything.
"We're glad there's still a lot of enthusiasm in the entertainment industry surrounding the idea of a Halo movie. That said, the Halo feature film remains on hold as we focus on projects like Halo 3: ODST and Halo: Reach" said a Microsoft spokesperson, and upon further probing added "nothing further to share with respect to plans regarding a Halo movie".
Having Steven Spielberg on board is obviously a huge benefit, but time will tell how much truth this rumour contains. [Kotaku]
Wii Vitality Sensor Receives Rough Release Date
The Wii Vitality Sensor has finally been set a rough release date, although it remains rather vague. Nintendo president Satoru Iwata announced they would "like to deliver the actual product not too late in the next year", indicating an early 2010 release. He fails to give a concrete date highlighting the importance of "last-minute polishing".
Aside from the as-yet untitled game with a focus on relaxation, Iwata claims they're having trouble communicating exactly what the Wii Vitality Sensor can do for gaming. "It seems like the Wii Vitality Sensor is a kind of product which we are having some difficulty in addressing it's product concept", but points out the potential for games that can measure a players reaction, like a horror game measuring how terrified the player is being one example. [1UP]
Wild West Shooter Confirmed For Digital Release
Wild West fever seems to have hit gaming. With Call of Jurarez: Bound in Blood, and Rockstar's Red Dead Redemption on the way, Lead and Gold: Gangs of the Wild West has just been announced by Fatshark AB. Supposedly a team-based multiplayer shooter with a wild west twist, Lead and Gold is set for "digital distribution on both consoles and PC." Whether this means Xbox Live, Playstation Network, or both is unclear, but as Gamescom soon approaches all should be revealed. [1UP]
IGN Lists Their Top 25 PS2 Games Ever
As the PS2 slowly becomes part of the past, IGN celebrates the top 25 games the machine has ever produced. IGN stress that the titles they chose weren't picked due to their influence on gaming, or based on how fun they were upon release, but picked because they represent the best games to play on the PS2 today. "They're the most entertaining, engrossing and downright fun picks from the PlayStation 2's massive library" according to IGN. No surprises as GTA: San Andreas, God of War II, and Metal Gear Solid 3 claim the top three spots. Clink the link to see the full list. [IGN]