In a recent social media discussion on X (formerly Twitter), iconic rapper and actor Ice-T shared his intriguing theory on why the popular video game ‘Def Jam Vendetta’ has yet to see a reboot.
Ice-T, known for his role as a playable character in the game’s sequel, ‘Def Jam: Fight For NY,’ delved into the potential reasons for the absence of a new version in the market.
Addressing the persistent inquiries from fans regarding the game’s revival for newer consoles, Ice-T put forth a compelling suggestion. He speculated that one of the major hindrances could be the financial implications associated with securing voice and music rights once again.
In his X posts on Sunday (January 7), Ice-T candidly pondered, “So many people ask me why this game hasn’t been brought back for the newer consoles. Maybe because they’d have to pay for voice and music rights again. Maybe?”
Ice-T shed light on a significant challenge, hinting that the original game might have been developed without adequately compensating the featured artists, himself included. He disclosed, “Here’s the BIG problem.. I don’t think they paid ANY of us ANYTHING to be in that original game… I know I didn’t get any type of substantial money. It’s was a situation where you didn’t want to be left OUT of the game. Well….. Yesterday’s price is not Today’s price..!”
Highlighting his experiences in the gaming industry, Ice-T emphasized that he has been compensated for his contributions to other video games. He shared, “Yes sir! ‘Mad Dog’ the Boss. GTA paid me though… lol So did Gears of War.. ‘Griffen.’”