Kanye West fans probably recall that, during his ostentatious February Yeezy fashion show and Life of Pablo album launch at Madison Square Garden, the mercurial superstar premiered a snippet of his upcoming console game. The game is called Only One and serves as a tribute to his late mother, Donda West. The official trailer has now been unveiled online.
The Only One video game trailer debuted at Sony’s E3 2016 press event in Los Angeles on Monday (June 12) and it features an animated version of Kanye’s late mother riding on the back of a winged white horse that surges through the clouds towards heaven. Donda then emerges with grandiose angel’s wings amongst the clouds.
According to animation studio Encyclopedia Pictura, gamers will assume the role of “Kanye’s mom, Donda, [who is] flying through the gates of heaven.” Isaiah Saxon and Sean Hellfritsch of Encyclopedia Pictura were directors on the project, which has been in production for more than a year. They have also made videos for artists such as Panda Bear, Grizzly Bear and Björk. Currently, there aren’t many other details about the game that have been revealed to the press or the public.
During the February MSG fashion show, West played a snippet of the trailer for the audience twice. Then he let everyone know just how much work has gone into realizing his creative vision.
“I worked on a video game and I wanted to show y’all,” Ye said prior to introducing the game’s teaser. “The idea of the game is, my mom traveling through the gates of heaven.”
The brief clip of the new video game was played onscreen featuring an animated versions of Donda West ascending to heaven with a choir-led version of West’s dedication to her “Hey Mama” playing as she becomes an angel — before the title Only One displayed onscreen, with the words “COMING SOON.”.
“That’s not easy to do,” Kanye made sure to note for the attendees. “Y’all be acting like that s— is just easy to do, man!”
“I go out and meet with everybody in San Fran and they’ll diss the f— out of me. I’ll be like ‘I wanna make a game’ and they’ll be like ‘F— you.’ That was hard to do, bruh. This s— was hard to do, man.”
Check out the trailer in the video above this story.