Kanye West was playing no games when he announced his Only One video game in February at his Yeezy Season 3 event at New York’s Madison Square Garden. On Monday (June 13), the trailer for the Only One video game, inspired by the rapper/designer’s late mother Donda West, made its worldwide debut at Los Angeles’ Electronic Entertainment Expo.
“The idea of the game is my mom traveling through the gates of heaven,” the 39-year-old explained at the hybrid album listening/fashion show. “I just wanna bring as much beauty to the world as possible.”
Gameslice.TV host Geoff Keighley said during live E3 coverage on YouTube that West previewed the game to developers at last year’s E3 and that the multi-hyphenate had an affinity for video games before his love for hip-hop blossomed into a career, according to The Fader. The video game’s release date or platform has yet to be announced. (Billboard has reached out to West’s rep for comment.)
On the music front, ‘Ye recently debuted a new G.O.O.D. Music single called “Champions” from the roster’s forthcoming Cruel Winter set and teased in February that he would release the follow-up to The Life of Pablo titled Turbo Grafx 16 — a nod to one of his “favorite gaming systems” when he was a kid — this summer.