The J.J. Abrams-led Bad Robot Productions has expanded into video games with the formation of Bad Robot Games, the company announced.
Bad Robot entered into a strategic relationship with Chinese conglomerate and media giant Tencent to develop original games made exclusively by J.J. Abrams and Bad Robot. Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment is also a minority investor in Bad Robot Games.
Bad Robot Games will partner with known game developers to create both large scale and indie titles for console, PC, and mobile. In-house visual artists, designers, and writers from Bad Robot will work on the projects.
The new games division is led by Dave Baronoff, who has led Bad Robot Productions’ games and interactive content creation since 2006. Baronoff has worked on branded games from Bad Robot franchise such as Cloverfield, as well as Spyjinx, which is currently in co-development with Epic Games, ChAIR, and Tencent.
Tim Keenan, who created the 2016 indie PC and mobile game Duskers, will serve as creative director at Bad Robot Games.
Find a comment from J.J. Abrams below.
“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. Dave’s creativity, deep passion and skillful 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.”
Thanks, Hollywood Reporter.