And They Hired the Creator of Left 4 Dead
You heard it here, folks–two years after J.J. Abrams’ company announced they were forming an in-house game studio, Bad Robot Games is officially a thing. If that’s not worth celebrating, then the fact that they’ve hired Left 4 Dead creator Michael Booth as a general manager sure is. Even the staff are talking about how thrilled they are to work on new projects together. “Getting to come on board and think how to leverage their amazing creative talent is just an incredible opportunity,” said Anna Sweet, CEO of Bad Robot Games. “For me, the worlds that Bad Robot builds are very big and expansive. You can just imagine so many different stories playing out in those worlds, and not just the ones that we just get to see in film or television.”
Does this mean that Bad Robot might be putting out games set in the expansive worlds created in their other IPs? Possibly. Personally, we’re hoping for a Cloverfield game, ideally one where you get to play as the monster. Clover deserved better. What we do know is this: Bad Robot Games will be based out of Santa Monica and will work with external partners on projects while also managing its own internal projects. It will work alongside Bad Robot’s film and TV divisions on the company’s existing franchises (again, Cloverfield game, please think about it!). They’ll be working hard to make sure their content can be enjoyed across multiple entertainment platforms. Booth will be bringing on developers and leading the team on future projects, which will be triple-A titles for PC and consoles.
Well, that sounds excellent. Best of luck to Bad Robot! And seriously, please consider that Cloverfield game. We assure you, there is an audience.
It’s us. We’re the audience.