Thursday, February 14th 2019

EA, Bioware Partner With Oats Studios and Neil Blomkamp to Produce Conviction - An Anthem Story

Neil Blomkamp is one of today's most well-regarded sci-fi filmmakers - and for good reason. While you may know him for his feature-length films (such as the legendary District 9 and the even more legendary, for me, Elysium), he has been making forays into conceptual filmmaking ever since he set up Oats Studios. The goal for Oats Studios was to create cinematographic thought-experiments with a sci-fi twist, and the studios have released a number of great works that you can follow on their YouTube (such as Zygote, Firebase, and Rakka), even going so far as to fully experiment with the power of Unity in the making of some seriously impressive pieces in their Adam series. If you don't know the studio's work yet, do yourself a favor and take a look.

That said, EA and Bioware have clearly picked up on the potential for Oats Studios, and ordered a cinematic, live-action story set on the Anthem universe. Named Conviction, the short serves as a teaser for the games' release, and showcases the impressive world of Anthem being brought to life with real people and settings. I won't dive into much detail here; I've given you the background. Suffice it to say that I am left even more wanting in regards to Neil Blomkamp's canceled Halo project after watching this. I bet you'd love to see something such as this brought to life in more detail and depth than a short three minutes and forty-five seconds allow for.

Source: Oats Studios YouTube
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10 Comments on EA, Bioware Partner With Oats Studios and Neil Blomkamp to Produce Conviction - An Anthem Story

#1
FreedomEclipse
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I get a feeling that Oats Studios should be handed the rights to the DUNE movie franchise.... They would do it justice, and i dont say that lightly. This trailer was damn good.
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#2
Xzibit
I thought he started his own studio because Hollywood said he was hard to work with. Hes been let go for more well known projects then hes produced.

Trailer started good then halfway lets you down.
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#3
silentbogo
Making CGI SciFi shorts is what made Blomkamp famous in the first place.
Even though his late movies were crap, I still have a good feeling about this.
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#4
dozenfury
I'm not really sold on Anthem the game. The environment looks very pretty and kudos on them taking some chances with some innovative mechanic ideas, but the gameplay in a lot of it is pretty clunky. And it suffers from some typical Bioware facial expressions that aren't great, not as bad as ME: A but not good either.

The video stories look pretty interesting though, and I will probably check them out whether I end up sticking with the game or not.
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#5
Tsukiyomi91
using 21:9 aspect ratio. A hint that it's best to play it on ultrawide monitors? XD
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#7
Prima.Vera
Multiplayer only with Battle Royale junk kind of play? Hard pass.
I thought this would be the next Mass Effect, but instead another mindless shooter with ZERO story and gameplay....
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INSTG8R
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Prima.Vera, post: 3996668, member: 98685"
Multiplayer only with Battle Royale junk kind of play? Hard pass.
I thought this would be the next Mass Effect, but instead another mindless shooter with ZERO story and gameplay....
Er...no? Only part you had right is multiplayer which is strictly PvE...:rolleyes:
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Prima.Vera
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Er...no? Only part you had right is multiplayer which is strictly PvE...:rolleyes:
On wiki says Multiplayer only....
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INSTG8R
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On wiki says Multiplayer only....
It has a mixture of both. I’ve not had to do anything with anyone else so far. But Strongholds are definitely “team” it’s 4 player squads PvE.
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