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Vivendi has announced that the first offering to take advantage of its deal to create games based on author Robert Ludlum's books will be The Bourne Conspiracy, which - as the name suggests - is based in the espionage-focused world that movie-goers saw in The Bourne Identity and The Bourne Supremacy. But while the game will feature "seminal moments" from the Identity movie, it doesn't look like Matt Damon will play a starring role as protagonist Jason Bourne.
As you can see from the image below, the virtual Jason Bourne isn't exactly a Damon doppelganger and while calls to Vivendi failed to shed any light on whether the Hollywood actor will have any involvement with the PS3 and Xbox 360 game, we're willing to wager that the deal didn't stretch as far as the movies and Conspiracy's Jason Bourne will be free of any Damon DNA.
Above: With all today's face mapping trickery, if the new Jason Bourne was meant to look like Matt Damon, he would. But he doesn't, so...
Vivendi is promising that Robert Ludlum's The Bourne Conspiracy will give players the opportunity to discover more about Jason Bourne's identity, giving them the chance to "experience the very moment he became a malfunctioning weapon, first hunting targets around the world as a deadly government assassin, then marking himself as his agency's most wanted."
We'll be hunting down Robert Ludlum's The Bourne Conspiracy at next month's E3, but until then you can see the first shots from the third-person action game by clicking on the Images tab at the top of this article.
June 27, 2007