Peaky Blinders: Mastermind from Curve Digital is coming to PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC very shortly, on 20th of August to be precise. You can pre-order the game on Steam of Xbox right now, PlayStation owners have been left out and will have to wait a little longer.
The game takes place immediately before the events of the show’s very first season as you join Shelby family’s criminal organisation as they discover a sinister plot to put Tommy out of business.
We previewed the game this very day.
“What Futurlab have done to let you manage and control your Peaky Blinders in real time is absolutely fascinating,” commented Teflon. “This could have been a game in the vein of Commandos, as you command a group of gang members, setting traps and lying in wait as enemies patrol (while also liberally using a Quick Save feature). It could even have been a turn-based tactical game, where you can agonise over every decision before putting it into play. But Futurlab have skirted neatly around such parallels, instead leaning on time manipulation and putting control of the clock that you’re racing against in your hands”
“At any point you can pause the game, wind time back and forth, pick a starting point and try again. Except it’s not just correcting your failures, it’s also controlling multiple characters, putting together a series of events one character at a time, hopping back and forth to use all of their abilities in tandem like the double/triple/quadruple cross montage at the end of a heist film. It’s not quite as glamorous in reality, but it feels almost as good – I imagine, because I’ve never been in a heist film.”
Despite being an odd choice for a video game there are two Peaky Blinders games on the way, the second is a VR title from Maze Theory.
Source: Press release