Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Cloverfield director J. J. Abrams is to expand his Bad Robot empire by launching a games division. It will create “large-scale and indie titles for mobile, PC and console” with the help of Chinese giant Tencent, with Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment as a minority investor. Tencent get the rights to distribute the games in Asia, it’s unclear if Warner Bros. will be publishing the titles in the west.
Heading up the new company will be Dave Baronoff who has been working on games and interactive products for the company since 2006, with Duskers creator Tim Keenan on board as creative director.
“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,” said Abrams.
“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.”
Source: Hollywood Reporter