Video Games are the new venue J.J. Abrams is about to explore through his production company Bad Robot, as it was announced this past Thursday.
Brian Weinstein, COO and company president, revealed that Bad Robot entered a partnership with Tencent, the Chinese media giant, to form Bad Robot Games, a division which will focus on creating large-scale and indie titles for mobile, PC and consoles, as reported by THR. Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment will be joining Abrams and Tencent as a minority investor.
Working the projects will be Dave Baronoff – the man in charge of games and interactive content creation for Bad Robot – as the head of the game division, Tim Keenan (Duskers) as creative director, and in-house visual artists, designers and writers from Bad Robot developing the games.
In a statement, Abrams shared his reasons for this decision:
“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. Now we are doubling down on our commitment to 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. Dave’s creativity, deep passion and skilful leadership will be incredibly valuable as we harness our partner Tencent’s expertise, experience and reach to bring our games to audiences around the world.”
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Source: The Hollywood Reporter