Pay close to attention to J. J. Abrams’ big screen Star Trek sequel next summer and you’ll spot one of the most prolific voice actors in gaming. Nolan North, the man behind Nathan Drake, has confirmed in an interview with Eurogamer.net that he has landed a small part in the upcoming movie after the director revealed his love of the Uncharted series.
The star said:
The reason I did that movie - it's a very small role - but it's because he and his son are huge fans of Uncharted. I met him doing some work on Super 8 and he said “We're doing Start Trek, you wanna do it?” And I said I'd love to.
He's a huge fan of gaming and he was telling me how people just don't understand [the medium] yet, but they're going to catch up. They don't understand how amazing this technology is and it doesn't get the respect it deserves, but if it keeps making the money it makes you're going to see more and more people converted.
North added that the quality of video game narratives has improved dramatically over the past ten years.
I think it's a very difficult thing to write for a game. You have to think of your story structure but also how that is incorporated into gameplay to make it a fun game. For instance, what [Naughty Dog creative director] Amy Hennig does - it's pretty amazing how she can so seamlessly have her story narrative lead into gameplay.
Over the last decade gaming has just grown by leaps and bounds and I think it's still going up.
Nolan North’s next big role is as Captain Walker in 2K’s upcoming third-person shooter, Spec Ops: The Line.