Movie maker Steven Spielberg has agreed to work with company EA Games to create three original titles for the company. Work on the first project is said to have already begun, though no details have been released.

Spielberg will have his own office at the EA studios in Los Angeles, and will consult closely with game developers for all three projects. His role in the development could be compared with that of executive producer on a film.

Spielberg said: "Having watched the game industry grow from a niche into a major creative force in entertainment, I have a great deal of respect for EA's understanding of the interactive format."