Fox21 Acquire Rights For RPG Title Vampyr, TV Adaptation Planned
Focus Home Interactive has revealed that Fox21 has now attained the rights to Vampyr, and they plan to make a TV adaptation of the RPG title.
In a post on their forum, publishers Focus Home Interactive said: "Fox21 has secured the rights to DONTNOD Entertainment and Focus Home Interactive's hit RPG video game, Vampyr, for Wonderland Sound & Vision and DJ2 Entertainment to adapt for television."
THE CEO of DONTNOD Entertainment, Vampyr's developers, said: "We believe it is a fantastic premise for a television show. This is a new and exciting way for fans of the game, as well as the uninitiated, to enter and engage with Vampyr's rich, deep story.
"We cannot wait to see how the talented team at Fox21 will bring out the darkly atmospheric universe of our game into television," Jurgen Goeldner continued.
Re-imagining a video game for the little screen must be a craze at the moment, as we're already awaiting a Witcher and Halo adaptation. And even more, Sonic the Hedgehog is coming to the big screen early next year - but is Vampyr on the same level as these franchises?
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I think it's safe to say this move was unexpected. The game has only been out for two months, where as the titles mentioned above have been around for years. This doesn't mean the game isn't of the same quality, however, and thanks to the post we know that this move was a long time in the planning.
According to DJ2 CEO Dmitri Johnson, it was already in the works way before the game hit shelves. He explained: "The DJ2 team loves the creative vision Dontnod & Focus devote to all of their projects.
"The great relationship we've built with them since partnering on their incredible game, Life is Strange, allowed us to get on board for Vampyr well before its release. Like them, we're excited to collaborate with our friends at Fox21, Wonderland, and the rest of the creative team we're assembling."
The game is set in a 1918 London, where, you guessed it, vampires are roaming the streets. Dr. Jonathan Reid is the protagonist, and players have to decide whether his new-found bloodlust justifies draining the lives of innocent people.
Vampyr is out now for Xbox One, PS4, and PC, and we recommend you play the game before watching the TV show. It probably won't be finished until 2020 at the very least, so you've got more than enough time to sink your teeth into the RPG.
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