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Bad Robot creates video game development studio

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JJ Abrams' company Bad Robot has recently formed an in- house game development studio. Now, Bad Robot will have two teams: an in-house studio along with a creative co-development team that partners with external companies. Bad Robot Game Studios will develop an original IP with their colleagues from Bad Robot's Film and TV departments. The unique IP is expected to be available for all platforms.

The new game is yet unknown but the official announcement described it as "a AAA title for PC/console that is designed to immerse both players and streaming audiences into a co-op, cinematic experience," and that the goal is "making them as much fun to watch as they are to play."

Michael Booth

The video game division just hired a veteran of the gaming industry as their General Manager, Michael Booth. Booth is best known for being the creator and lead designer of the classics survival horror game Left 4 Dead, more recently he was acting as the social VR director for Facebook. "My career has been driven by a desire to innovate new ways of bringing people together for epic adventures online, leaving them with exciting stories they can tell their friends afterwards," booth said, "The games I create center around people working together to survive and thrive in fantastic worlds, which seems an excellent fit for JJ Abrams' approach to moviemaking. As a huge fan of JJ's work, I'm incredibly excited by the unique opportunity to create something new at Bad Robot Game Studios in collaboration with the world class talent at Bad Robot."

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