Known for his films, J.J. Abrams is entering the gaming market with a new division for his studio called Bad Robot Games, focusing on making and assisting the development of video games for PC, console, and mobile devices.

Abrams is known for creating some beloved movies and TV series such as Alias and Lost series. He directed 2009’s Star Trek, 2=013’s Star Trek Into Darkness, and 2015’s Star Force: The Force Awakens.

Bad Robots’ president COO Brain Weinstein announced that the company is partnering with Tencent, a telecom conglomerate, to help finance the studio. J.J. Abrams himself weighed in on his newest venture:

“I’m a massive games fan, and increasingly envious of the amazing tools developers get to work with, and the worlds they get to play in. Now we are doubling down on our commitment to the space with a unique co-development approach to game making that allows us to focus on what we do best, and hopefully be a meaningful multiplier to our developer partners. Dave’s creativity, deep passion, and skillful leadership will be incredibly valuable as we harness our partner Tencent’s expertise, experience, and reach to bring our games to audiences around the world.”


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