“I think there’ a sense in the entertainment fields that videogames are seen as the junior varsity,” Levine told .
“There’s this feeling of ‘oh one day you can come up to our league’".
“And of course film directors can jump through the game industry’s open doors. Guillermo del Toro – who by the way is an amazing film director – recently signed a deal with THQ to make videogames. And I’m thinking… he’s never made a videogame."
Levine also revealed he turned down an offer to co-develop a game with "very talented" film director.
“I was offered the chance to make a game with a film director. A very talented film director. (The Hollywood execs said) they really liked what I was doing and wanted to share it – that this project with creative leads from both game and film – was going to be amazing."
“My feeling is, why? Why would any game designer want to do that? What’s the point of having two creative leads together, and why would I want a film director to help me make a game, any more than they would want me to help out with their films?”
Levine and Irrational Games is currently working on Bioshock: Infinite, the third instalment in the Bioshock series.