J.J. Abrams’ production company Bad Robot is expanding into new field. The renowned film producer has entered into a partnership with Chinese giant Tencent to form Bad Robot Games, a new video game division that appears to want to cover pretty much all the gaming bases. As one would perhaps expect.
The company’s existing head of games and interactive media creation Dave Baronoff will be taking the lead for Bad Robot Games. Baronoff has been involved with previous titles including Cloverfield and the action-strategy RPG Spyjinx.
According to the report, Bad Robot Games will work with established developers to make large-scale and indie-level games for PC, mobile and consoles, with in-house artists, designers and writers working on any future projects.
“I’m a massive games fan, and increasingly envious of the amazing tools developers get to work with, and the worlds they get to play in,” said Abrams. “Now we are doubling down on our commitment to the space with a unique co-development approach to game making that allows us to focus on what we do best, and hopefully be a meaningful multiplier to our developer partners.”
Tencent’s stake in all this, for the record, is guaranteed commercial rights to distribute any Bad Robot Games releases in Asia.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
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