Farchad Bidgolirad handles the R&D that Ubisoft will use to blend game and film tech in the new Assassin's Creed film....
Bidgolirad: Storytelling, I would say, is a newer thing in games. For a long time, I think people thought that technology made the main difference between one game and another, but in the past few years, technology has become just one difference. To make a good name, you need story, you need character. We’ve gotten quite good at it, if you look at something like Assassin’s Creed.
Now, more and more, in the movies you have touches from games coming in. Game directors and moviemakers were a completely different culture for a long time, but now you have movie directors coming in who are also gamers. Those cultures are crossing over, even in the editing part of things. Directors are using a different language, because they’ve been influenced games. It’s part of the more modern way of doing movies....'