Bourne Game Too Violent for Matt Damon
If you continue to wonder why Matt Damon didn’t lend his voice and likeness to The Bourne Conspiracy, there’s no longer a need — developer High Moon Studios’ Meelad Sadat revealed to MTV Multiplayer that Damon had problems with the game‘s level of violence.
Apparently, Damon was already in negotiations to reprise his Bourne role within the game when development was first starting. But one of the many targets of Team America: World Police felt that the violence was too extreme and with drew from negotiations. It’s not particularly surprising, given the stance Damon’s mother has on violent games, but it’s really a shame that he felt like he would somehow help protect children by not being involved. I guess he’s never heard of ESRB ratings.
I’ve written numerous times about how big a fan of the Bourne movies I am, and not having Damon in Conspiracy might end up making it something I don’t purchase. The developers aren’t too upset, though, as they’ve been able to create their own Bourne for players to become invested in.