Doctor Who: The Adventure Games axed
Doctor Who: The Adventure Games has been axed by BBC Worldwide as the commercial arm of the BBC decides to concentrate on other Who game projects instead.
Digital Spy has reported the axed confirmed by The Adventure Games executive producer Simon Harris – there will still be Doctor Who games but BBC Worldwide are now going to be concentrating on projects outside of the Adventure Games brand.
“Right now there are no current plans to develop any more Adventure Games, so The Eternity Clock is the next Doctor Who gaming exercise and we’re doing other things, Obviously we’ve got the browser-based MMO Doctor Who: Worlds In Time, we have other plans for other platforms and formats and we’ll be announcing those. But right now The Adventure Games have done a great job, and they’ve been done, we’re now going to move forward with the The Eternity Clock and we’ll continue to develop those plans as we go ahead.” – Simon Harris speaking to Digital Spy
The last Doctor Who: The Adventures Games instalment to be released was The Gunpowder Plot in October of last. The game was billed as the first of a second series and featured the Sontarans and Rutans in London during the famous Guy Fawkes plot to blow up parliament.
The Adventures Games originally launched in 2010 with City of the Daleks which was had more than half a million downloads within the first fortnight. Subsequent releases were Blood of the Cybermen, TARDIS and Shadows of the Vashta Nerada. Matt Smith and Karen Gillan voiced their characters in all five instalments of the game series with Arthur Darvill voicing his character of Rory for The Gunpowder Plot.