As blockbuster video games adopt an increasingly filmic approach to storytelling – with many titles now feeling like playable movies – Hollywood’s influence is gradually being reflected in their title sequences as well. Iconic opening credits such as Saul Bass’s Vertigo or pretty much any of the Bond sequences showed the creative potential for this pre-film space, and now games studios are finding the same is true for them.
Territory Studio’s Andrew Popplestone discusses the evolution of games credits and title sequences, and how they’re moving ever closer to the world of film
“I think game studios now are really engaging with title sequences in the same way films do,” he continues. “It’s a nice way to remind the audience, the viewer, the gamer about this story that they’ve spent many hours playing through.”

Stills from Territory Studio’s title sequence for Spider-Man: Miles Morales

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