From James Bond to Legally Blonde, MGM focused on “modernised nostalgia” in video games push

Originally published on GamesIndustry.biz by James Batchelor

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Hollywood has had an odd relationship with the video games industry over the decade or so. While every major action or family film was once accompanied by a tie-in game, studios have instead turned to simple mobile adaptations and in-game events or integrations into established titles like Fortnite.

But in recent years we’ve seen more movie franchises being adapted into high-end games that act as standalone entries rather than glorified merchandise — most notably from Disney and its ever-growing portfolio of blockbuster IP.

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios (more commonly known as MGM or ‘the one with the lion’) is also working to

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