Only One pays tribute to the rapper’s late mother, Donda West
After dropping hints about the project at his Madison Square Garden show back in February, Kanye West has now released the trailer for his first ever video game, Only One.
The console game made its official debut at Sony’s E3 festival in LA yesterday (June 13). According to West, it was made as a tribute to his dead mother, Donda West, and follows her navigations through the afterlife. “The idea of the game is my mom traveling through the gates of heaven,” the rapper explained in February.
The trailer (above) features an animation of Donda as she makes her ascent through the clouds; with short snippets showing her riding on the back of a winged white horse.
Whether the game will tie in with the West’s upcoming album, Turbo Grafz 16, is yet to be confirmed. However, the Chicago rapper previously made claims on Twitter that the “super nerd vibes” record – which is apparently expected this Summer – would pay homage to his favourite video game console, so it seems like it could be an obvious connection.
Only One was developed by Encyclopedia Pictura under the direction of Isaiah Saxon and Sean Hellfritsch. There are currently no details on which platform the game will be playable on, and no official release date.