BBC Worldwide in development talks over new Doctor Who games

By Stephany Nunneley
29 January 2010 16:31 GMT


BBC Worldwide has announced that it’s currently in talks over the development of some new Doctor Who games.

Speaking with MCV, with more to be revealed on Monday, the BBC said that a variety of ideas are being thrown about, along with discussion on how the product will be brought to the masses.

“We’re having a lot of interesting discussions for a variety of ideas around Doctor Who that are complementary to each rather than in competition with each other – boxed product console games, virtual worlds and other experiences,” explained BBC multimedia head Dave Anderson.

“The deals we are looking at are in different spaces, probably looking at overlapping but different audiences and are certainly delivering a different kind of experience. The Doctor Who audience, who love that show, want to have different experiences around it and it has a huge shelf life going back 47 years.

“It’s about managing and satisfying expectations of both older and younger audiences.”

In 2005, BBC closed its Multimedia division due to faltering sales but last week it was revealed that it’s looking to get back into the games business with not only Dr Who games, but a multitude of different IP as well.

One can only hope that this opens the door for other channels to follow suit – like ITV/Channel 3 bringing our dream to reality – a Van Der Valk FPS.

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