Dennis Dyack, former president of the now defunct Canadian-based developer, Silicon Knights, has announced the formation of a new entertainment company titled, Quantum Entanglement Entertainment Inc., also abbreviated to,“QE2.”
The new company will focus on the development of video games, but will also dabble in the creation of movies and television. Dyack’s reasoning for this, is his belief of all three platforms merging in the near future, in a natural process he refers to as, “The Singularity.”
A lot of the television that you're seeing is really bleeding into a lot of the things that we do in video games... [and] a lot of the things that you see in film are bleeding into a lot of the things that we do in video games... I wanted to do something that was a lot more than just video games.
In his new job, Dyack will take on the role of Chief Creative Officer, along with Jonathan Soon-Shiong who has an extensive background in film and television within Canada, and Paul Rapovski who will also join the pair, having experience as a film and television producer, and previously providing motion capture aspects for Silicon Knights’ 2008 title, Too Human.
One of the first projects planned for QE2 is the comeback of Shadow of the Eternals. Formerly a crowd-funded project in the form of a spiritual successor to the 2002 GameCube exclusive, Eternal Darkness: Sanity's Requiem.
According to Dyack, the development of the title is currently underway, and it will be more than just a video game release, with the company looking at creation from a film and television perspective. More details about this are expected to emerge over time, along with other plans still in the pipeline.
As for the choice of platform, Dyack believes a successful game isn’t hardware-dependant anymore.
It could be successful on a cell phone, it could be successful on a console, it could be successful on a PC... [it's] a combination of things gamers have wanted to see for a long time.
Let us know what you make of the QE2 announcement, and if you think there is any chance of the spiritual successor to Eternal Darkness making it to one of Nintendo’s modern systems in the near future.