TheFeed doesn't have a "Books" section, but we might have to create one. Video game publisher THQ and book publisher Random House have announced a partnership. The team has already produced one novel, Homefront: The Voice of Freedom, the novelization of Korea Vs. America nightmare scenario game Homefront, and more are on the way.
The team expects the new IP to first appear as a collection of games and books, while they "further develop a rich IP universe" that will allow for "ongoing shelf life through other media."
"Working with THQ has been nothing less than a huge pleasure for us, and we have very lofty goals for where this project will go," said Keith Clayton, director of creative development at RHPG. "It's really inspiring to work side-by-side with partners who share our creative passions as well as our view on the evolution of the entertainment industry. We truly think that this is the new direction for entertainment, and we're proud to be leading the way as we provide a platform for storytellers to have their visions realized across multiple mediums."
I don't know about you, but I love a good IP Universe that stretches across multiple mediums. Seriously, though. I'm a somewhat enthusiastic reader, but my book-playlist tends toward non-fiction and the occasional "classic" novel that I often don't finish. Video game books aren't really my thing. But what about you? Do you read books based on games? Any recommendations?
We'll keep you appraised of any upcoming novels based on video games from this power-house publishing team-up, of course.