Video Games, Not Movies, Are The Future Of Storytelling, Joseph Gordon-Levitt Says

According to actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt, it’s going to be video games–not feature films–that will push storytelling forward in new and exciting ways. Appearing on the latest episode of Hot Ones, Gordon-Levitt said he sees more room for growth in storytelling in video games than film.

“The future of storytelling, it’s going to be video games,” he said. “I don’t think it’s going to be filmmakers who figure out how to do that. But feels like kind of the most groundbreaking storytelling. Storytelling that’s completely in a whole different realm than anything we’ve seen before, I don’t think it’s going to necessarily be the feature film form.”

Gordon-Levitt didn’t have anything more to share on the subject, and even this response was broken up by the actor trembling due to the heat of the hot wings he was eating.

Gordon-Levitt runs a media company called HitRecord, and he partnered with Ubisoft on Beyond Good & Evil 2 and Watch Dogs Legion to allow people to create custom content for those games.