Sierra's Conspiracy is Bourne

Vivendi division announces a game spin-off to 2002's hit spy movie, which will contain moments from the film and its book inspiration.

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While any big-budget Hollywood blockbuster nowadays is sure to spawn some kind of game tie-in, it's taken five years for The Bourne Identity to make that happen. The game, titled Robert Ludlum's The Bourne Conspiracy, will be published by Vivendi Games subsidiary Sierra Entertainment for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 next summer.

Bourne...again.

In the game, players will be able to uncover Jason Bourne's real identity and fill in some of the unanswered questions from the film, as well as see the moment that he became a wanted man in the first place. Though the company did say the game would "combine seminal moments from the best-selling novel and hit film The Bourne Identity," it did not say whether or not the film's star, Matt Damon, would lend his voice or likeness to the game.

The Bourne Conspiracy is being developed by one of Sierra's own companies, High Moon Studios, and is the result of close collaboration with the estate of Robert Ludlum, the author of the novels on which the films were based.

High Moon's president, Peter Della Penna, commented, "The goal of that collaboration has been to create a video game that takes inspiration from known elements within the Bourne universe...with original story and gameplay that establishes a signature Jason Bourne game and experience."

Since the release of the original Bourne Identity movie in 2002, Damon has starred in a sequel, The Bourne Supremacy in 2004, and reprises the role once again in the trilogy's final film later this year, The Bourne Ultimatum. There is no indication of further game titles at this point.

Discussion

148 comments
04JETTA
04JETTA

i hope its good im wondering if i should buy or perhaps rent first and see

stumpalufugus
stumpalufugus

Sounds Awesome! There is a game trailer in the credits of the newest movie (Ultimatum) The video look pretty cool so u should check it out

Petergeist
Petergeist

Can't Wait! I've only seen the first film so far but i intend to see the rest soon, and i think a game would be awesome.

Nene33
Nene33

This game could be AWESOME, there's no chance of it beeing rushed, and the Bourne stories lend themselves well for a good video game.

DEMONiAM
DEMONiAM

Wow, after reading a lot of the comments, I can tell many of you did not play "Chronicles of Riddick: Escape from Butcher Bay". That was prolly one of my top 5 games for the original Xbox. and it was based off of a pretty turdrific movie. The problem with most game movies, is that they are rushed to meet the deadline of the movie launch. This leads to very poor QA... With something like this, they could take the time to develop the game, test it properly, and have a decent title.

limelight022
limelight022

I liked the movies and look foward to the final one. Hopefully the game will kick fat***

charizard1605
charizard1605 moderator

u know how everybody's just sayin d movie was awesome? well, yeah, it was god, but c'mon, it like, they ruined d book completely. EVERY SINGLE THING WAS CHANGED! i agree, cinema has its limitations, but... anyway, yeah, the movie was good, book better and i hope d game's more like the book than the movie, that'd b awesome

kappareign
kappareign

sweeeet, this is the first ive heard of this. they were great movies, they could make great games. cant wait for the 3rd movie

shrink45
shrink45

Haha, you wish mohammed :D

GrimBee
GrimBee

If the action is anything like the second movie, this game will not be any good - I couldn't stand the 2nd movie, the camera was moving about far too much for you to appreciate any choreography. Anyways - The game will probably be filled with a bunch of cut-scenes, bad stealth action and some first person sneaking. I doubt that this game will try out anything new, much like the movies before it.

MichaeltheCM
MichaeltheCM

if this game turns out like every other game that is made after a movie, im going to be very dissapointed

mohammed888
mohammed888

I'll have to read the reviews first before judging but Vevindi YOU BETTER NOT SCREW THIS GAME...... I never read the book but the movie is just awsome and egerly awaiting the third movie. I wish I was as bad#ss as Bourne.

1sfn
1sfn

the 3rd film is out soon isnt it? t - the bourne ultimatum

No-Go-Zone
No-Go-Zone

watched both films, wonder how they are going to do a great game but because they have something to work with (books and fims) i think thei could be a big hit in the making

NeoNavarro
NeoNavarro

Yea, I think I'm just going to ignor all movie based games. I got my hopes up way to high that Transformers was going to be a good game and I was so wrong.

Kubzter
Kubzter

I will look forward too this game once it has valid boundaries set. I'm glad they are making a Bourne game but it needs to be good to live up too the content of the books and the movies.

red_x2004
red_x2004

No...thank you very much...i would rather see some news about Fallout 3 than this game.

maxsteel86
maxsteel86

Games based on movies have had such a lousy track record, I'd be surprised (and pretty happy) if this game changes that

beckoflight
beckoflight

They better prepare an innovative gameplay & Matt DAemon's voice for this !!!

NinjaMunkey01
NinjaMunkey01

This better match up to the films or it will get no intrest. The film is awsome and if the game was that good I think that everyone would want to play it.

frogman666
frogman666

I hope they dont screw this up the movies were real good and this could make for a very good game

pacerfan1231
pacerfan1231

That would be great. I saw the 1st two in theaters and cant wait to see the 3rd. TOO MUCH ACTION!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

DEMONiAM
DEMONiAM

Just watched the first movie last night. I think it would work well as a game.

legacyzero
legacyzero

domppa The problem with the Matrix was the DEVELOPERS Path of Neo was a great game. But they definantly could have took it and ran with it alot more than they did. You should not take a Movie like the Matrix and give it to Atari!

rikhan_z
rikhan_z

As much as I liked the movies, I never really saw this coming... I hope the game is just as good as "The path of Neo" to the Matrix. Just have to wait and see.

KingSigy
KingSigy

Sounds like they'll include the entire trilogy in one game, which definitely makes this seem like a meaty package.

Makhdoom82
Makhdoom82

Ok reading about the publisher and the people involved this game is going to be a good one unlike those cheap spin offs like transformers !!! Anyway lets see how is shapes up to be !! :D

Skinn_E_G
Skinn_E_G

-CoMBaT- "...it is going to have to have a very advanced hand to hand combat system, with the ability to use basically any object as a weapon." ============================================ sounds like they would going the same route of Splinter Cell: Conviction.

-CoMBaT-
-CoMBaT-

I really hope they make this properly... If its going to be anything like the movies it is going to have to have a very advanced hand to hand combat system, with the ability to use basically any object as a weapon. I'd normally sigh and be depressed at the idea of a company thinking they're able to do this...but this is Vivendi. Obviously its highly unlikely they will succeed...but unlike most companies they have a shot at it. I really hope the people they get to work on this game have read the books as well as seen the movies to open up some new things to those that haven't read the books, since there are differences between the books, and the movies. As said by someone previously, if they do this correctly this game could be the next Goldeneye, absolutely crushing most competition. I really hope it follows a camera angle similar to Resident Evil 4, or Gears of War. It would fit this so well if the rest of the game is done properly. It would make the fighting all around fun, and precise.

FlaminDeath
FlaminDeath

this could be awesome the next butcher bay or it could be the next.... any other movie to game transfer

Luna-C
Luna-C

maaattttt daaaaaaaamonnn

domppa
domppa

The Matrix games had the potential to be awesome too but what happend?

SuperIntendent
SuperIntendent

They should try making this game like Indigo Prophecy

bond21
bond21

pfft bourne identity....it will suck anyway but at least base a game on a good movie

darkchaostitan
darkchaostitan

A game based on a movie not base on the book. Never liked the repetitive plot of the movie. So the game's plot won't be any better or different than the movie.

rollenlee
rollenlee

vashvsgoku said: "you need to have more than a 5th grade education to read and understand the bourne books." Check. It took me until I was past the second year of university to realize that these sorts of books were rarely worth the time or effort. I never said they were difficult; I said that they were plodding, trite, and dull. (They do make useful resources to research the mindset and concerns of people at that time, however. I just don't find that they do much, and certainly found that the movies were a vast improvement.) "i just finished the last one, and yes it is not an easy read, but they are 3 spectacular books. just go back to the juvenile section and let the adults enjoy their books." vashvsgoku, I'm right around the median age for gamers (which was 29 a few years ago), I'm doing my doctorate in History on science in pop culture (which includes juvenile fiction - I don't judge based on a text's audience, just on content and style), and I'm a careful critic. Can I be an adult now? I read several Ludlum books trying to see what made them popular (the first two Bourne titles, "The Materese Cirlce," "The Road to Omaha," and whatever his first book was) and gave up with "Bourne Ultimatum." The only one I'd remotely consider re-reading is "Omaha," but I'd sooner read Foucault or Derrida for fun. And I also hope that this game's not made into shovelware or a clone, though Vivendi has had some decent titles. I thought "Men of Valor" - though not a Sierra product - was quite good. Here's hoping this one pans out.

azupanda
azupanda

Something tells me this is going to suck.

xboxdudeman800
xboxdudeman800

I liked the movies, so hopefully I will like the game.

mc2much
mc2much

wow hopefully this should be good a kind of splinter cell/ james bond game maby...

bam29
bam29

Well we all no the history for movie games, but hopefully this one will be good. And if not the movies are still amazing.

OMGWTFBBQ111
OMGWTFBBQ111

YAY! Another crappy Movie-game! The "Bourne" movies are awesome, but when you take ANY movie and make it into a game, 99% of the time, the game is completely half-assed. ^^^ Fact.

Ryo_Kensen
Ryo_Kensen

Ever since I first saw the movie I thought it'd make an awesome video-game, I heard they were going to make one a few weeks ago and now that it's confirmed I'm pretty happy!

vaejas
vaejas

The melee system could be AWESOME. Don't screw it up!!!

uchitha
uchitha

The game should be a'rite ...

Bill900
Bill900

If this game is even half as good as the movies it will be awesome.

markjet23
markjet23

i love this movie so i like this game too

KnightsofRound
KnightsofRound

I hope this game turns out good, because I loved the first two movies.

boss130
boss130

I cant wait for this to come out since the series is one of my favorites. It will be cool to find out how Bourne got into his predicament in the first place. Like others here have posted, I am sure this game will stink since most movie games do.

Pete5506
Pete5506

cool...hope its is as good as the movies