VR game based on Peaky Blinders coming next year
The popular TV series is becoming a video game
A video game based on the British TV series Peaky Blinders has been approved for production and is expected to be launched in the spring of next year. The game will be available as a virtual reality (VR) product, with players given the opportunity to “interact and collude with much-loved characters in real time.”
The game will be produced by VR studio Maze Theory using advanced artificial intelligence (AI). A press release on the subject adds, “Peaky Blinders’ fans and VR gaming enthusiasts can, for the first time, infiltrate the underground criminal world of the urban street gang. They will undertake a covert and unorthodox mission and defeat a rival gang.”
Maze Theory Executive Producer Russell Harding adds, “This is Maze Theory’s first AI enhanced immersive drama and we are incredibly excited about the unrivaled and entirely new experience this gives players. They will literally be part of Peaky Blinders’ world and be able to interact with characters in ways no one can predict. Fans of the cult show have been calling out for this type of experience and we’re honoured to be giving it to them. This is the future of entertainment!”
Maze Theory was formed by veterans from Activision and Sony PlayStation, as well as talent from the London-based creative agency Output Group. Its business model is built around VR solutions and, since launching a year ago, has been working on several projects based on existing content, as well as creating its own offerings.