Legendary sci-fi director J.J. Abrams is entering the world of video games with the announcement of Bad Robot Games division.The director’s production company, Bad Robot, has become well known in the film industry for producing several major blockbusters including Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Cloverfield. However, according to the company’s president, Brian Weinstein Bad Robot has partnered with Tencent to produce new video game projects.
Tencent has become one of the largest gaming companies in the world thanks to several of its very successful mobile games. The Chinese company also has a stake in both PUBG and Fortnite, two of the biggest games in the world right now.
Bad Robot Games plans to work on AAA and indie games for all platforms while also collaborating with WB games who holds a minor stake in the new company according to The Hollywood Reporter.
J.J. Abrams is reportedly going to have his hands directly in some of the companies gaming projects. Which doesn’t come as much of a surprise given his interests in video game film projects over the years. J.J. Abrams was reportedly in talks with Valve at one point to produce a movie based on Portal or Half Life, which never came to fruition.
J.J. Abrams spoke about the newly announced Bad Robot Games saying:
“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 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.”
J.J. also said that he plans to bring Bad Robot Games projects “to audiences around the world”.
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