Months after announcing plans to release a video game, rap star Kanye West‘s “Only One” title has premiered online.
The long-awaited visual emerged Monday (June 13) and immediately went viral.
6/13 UPDATE: @geoffmk announced Kanye and DONDA are working with Encyclopedia Pictura in Los Angeles to create the #OnlyOne video game. Kanye has been working on the game since 2015 & privately showed a demo to developers at E3 in Los Angeles last year. Official trailer is now on encyclopediapictura.comARTICLE CONTINUES AFTER ADVERTISEMENT
Yeezy has reportedly clocked in work on the upcoming release since last year.
According to Encyclopedia Pictura’s website, the game has been in production since 2015 under the direction of Isaiah Saxon and Sean Hellfritsch. There’s still no word on when the game will be released or what platform it will be playable on. The LA-based studio have worked together with a number of artists in the past on music videos including Panda Bear, Metronomy, Björk and Grizzly Bear. (NME)
Back in February, buzz about Kanye’s new game started to develop.
Kanye West ended his album release party / fashion show in New York with a surprise announcement: that he’s working on a video game called Only One about his mother “traveling through the gates of heaven.” The game shares its name with a song West released two years ago, speaking from the point of view of his late mother after the birth of his daughter. West showed a short reel of dreamy footage from the game that, true to his word, depicts his mother flying through clouds and traveling on the back of what appears to be a Pegasus. (The Verge)
Kanye previewed a video game he has been working on "Only One: The Game" pic.twitter.com/AbfUVZkN4J
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Earlier this year, Kanye revealed the name of his next album stemmed from a video game.