Westworld present creators cite Bioshock and GTA as influences

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The creators of HBO’s Westworld clarify among the similarities between video video games’ greatest tales and their TV present.


Westworld, the TV adaptation of the 1973 movie, explores some key themes which are frequent in video video games. In specific, the collection exhibits how completely different individuals act in another way in digital worlds. Some select to obey the legal guidelines, whereas others dwell out the fantasies they will’t do in the true world.

Speaking at New York Comic Con, creator Jonathan Nolan likened this to what gamers do in GTA video games. “My wife is the world’s most boring Grand Theft Auto player,” he advised the viewers, as reported by Polygon.

Co-creator Lisa Nolan had a special opinion, “The city looks beautiful if you just slow it down and take your time,” she mentioned.

“The way that we act in our simulations is not […] how we act in the real world. That binary aspect of [The Man in Black’s] personality is something we’re exploring,” added Jonathan Nolan.

Jonathan Nolan additionally spoke extremely of Bioshock, calling it “amongst the most literate and thoughtful pieces of entertainment” he’d seen within the final ten years.

The creator remembers a specific video by which Bioshock inventive director Ken Levine mentions writing complete conversations between NPCs that almost all gamers could not even discover. This aspect of non-central characters (referred to as Hosts in Westworld) having their very own routines separate from participant interplay is unquestionably one thing the present shares with video games.