Highmoon Studios said that the reason Matt Damon will not be appearing in the videogame adaptation of The Bourne Conspiracy is a result of the actor’s refusal to appear in any future movies in the series.
Speaking to Videogaming247.com, Highmoon’s Matt Tieger commented, “We did talk to Matt Damon early in the process when we were developing this game.”
“[Damon] was doing his press tours from Ultimatum at the time and he actually said he wasn’t going to do any more Bourne movies, which kind of put us in a bind because if we were going to commit to a franchise and he was going to bow out and they were going to do another movie without him, then we would have Matt Damon as Jason Bourne and they would have hired someone else.”
Despite this, Tieger hinted that there is a possibility of Damon returning for a future sequel, adding, “Who knows? In future games we could put him back in. I can’t talk much about sequel plans right now but we’re not going to rule it out,” he continued.
“When the game comes out he’s going to love it so much that he’ll want to be in it, I hope.”
The Bourne Conspiracy is due out on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 on June 24.