Famed director J.J. Abrams has confirmed that he’s expanding his media production company Bad Robot into games in partnership with Tencent, a tech conglomerate based in China. The company will be called Bad Robot Games and will extend its expertise in film to developers of both indie and AAA games.
“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,” Abrams said in a statement, adding that this unique co-development approach to game making will enable the company to focus more on what it does best and then become a “meaningful multiplier” to its developer partners.
Bad Robot’s visual artists, designers, and writers will work with developers to create games for PC, consoles, and mobile devices. Tencent’s role will likely be to provide funding and access in return for commercial rights to distribute the games.
No further details have been provided at this point in time so it’s unclear what’s going to be the first project of Bad Robot Games and which development partner will it work on its first title with.
It’s possible that we may get some of these days during E3 2018 next week.