Arturo Pérez-Reverte endorses video games as a means of expression and entertainment in the future. This was acknowledged in an interview with The Wild Project, the podcast hosted by Jordi Wild. The writer talks about the novel and his view of the leisure activities that young people who have grown up in the twenty-first century consume.
Arturo Pérez-Reverte: The claim ‘If I were a young writer now, I would be a video game writer’
“Humans need stories, someone to tell them things. Imagination and learning…it’s all based on stories. Before it was oral history, the novel was then, but in the 21st century the medium is different,” begins Reverte. “If I were a young writer, I would be a video game writer. I wouldn’t write novels. The novel is condemned as such, both materially and as a concept.” […] The medium of the future will be different: the audio broadcast, the video game … the story is going there.”
Riverty admits that he “favors his world”, but does not deny the media that has appeared throughout his life. “In 20 or 30 years, the book will be a cult object for cool people who love paper and collect old books. And what does that come back? The change is “not so dramatic,” says Riverty, because it is “life.” The problem arises when the reader does not demand quality and depth in a video game or Podcast content. When we accept vulgarity, shallowness or mediocrity. That is the problem.
The writer reveals that Uncharted’s adaptation of the big screen intrigues him because it is “the therapy that the future will provide for stories.” “I learn from the guys. A guy who watches Uncharted or Assassin’s Creed or whatever… I watch him and I see him react, I see him act, I see what he leaves behind and it affects his life… I see him and I learn from the human. I see the future in this young man who plays video games” .
Source: The Wild Project
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