Fans of the popular FX television show Sons of Anarchy should probably put on a helmet for this news: plans are afoot to bring the gang to consoles for some gaming, well, anarchy. The title is in the concept phase for the moment, but the idea of potentially riding a motorcycle in the open-world town of Charming is certainly a nice thought.
Kurt had already tweeted about the possibly of producing a videogame, but at the time they were considering making it a PC-based MMO. Sutter – never one to shy away from offending anyone – stated he was happy to move away from the idea, because he wanted to make a “real game.” He also stated that he and everyone at FX and Fox were committed to ensuring the game reaches fruition.
SOA GAME UPDATE. had a great meeting with a big distributor yesterday. myself and everyone at FX and Fox is committed to making this happen.
Yes, we definitely wanna do a REAL game. console based. not some slapcrap browser MP thing. it’ll take awhile, but it’s the right way to go.
It goes without saying that having the showrunner himself personally backing a title can make a difference, and we’re excited to hear more as news trickles out.
Given that there are several charters of the Sons of Anarchy motorcycle gang, Kurt (assuming he wants to be involved in the writing process) has a fair amount of room to take creative liberties. Even if players never actually get a chance to go to Charming, there isn’t any reason why a few characters from the show might not play a role in the game. Sutter can always oversee the scripting to ensure it stays true to the show, just like George R.R. Martin did with the upcoming RPG Game of Thrones, where a few of the actors even personally lent their likenesses and voices to make the game more immersive.
Many games based on shows and movies are cursed by a lack of quality, mostly from forced deadlines to coincide with movie and DVD releases. We can only hope that whichever studio is selected to develop the game is given the liberty to take their time and produce a game which may not only keep existing fans happy, but draw more fans to the television show itself.
What do you think about a Sons of Anarchy console game? Would you be interested in playing it?
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