Cop a gander at this teaser trailer, too
Maze Theory, the developer behind several well-received Doctor Who games, will be bringing the Shelby brothers and the gang to VR headsets this year in the first-ever Peaky Blinders VR game.
Announced in co-operation with publisher Banijay and Peaky Blinders’ series producer and owner, Caryn Mandabach Productions, Peaky Blinders: The King’s Ransom VR will release sometime in 2022. For which platforms? No idea, mate. That is still yet to be announced, but you can bet it’ll hit Steam VR in any case, and possibly Meta Quest/Quest 2, and maybe even Sony’s PSVR headset; Maze Theory has released previous VR games for Sony’s goggles, so it’s not impossible, though there’s a chance we could see Peaky Blinders on PSVR 2.
Peaky Blinders: The King’s Ransom VR will feature many characters from the beloved TV show, and some of the original cast will be reprising their roles, such as Cillian Murphy and Paul Anderson as the fearsome Shelby brothers.
Ian Hambleton, Maze Theory, CEO, says: “For the first time, fans will have access to believable and responsive characters from Peaky Blinders, coming face-to-face with Tommy Shelby and encountering first-hand some terrifying situations. It’s an intense and thrilling experience.”
He adds: “At Maze Theory, we’re committed to pushing the boundaries of entertainment and creating highly innovative fan and gaming experiences. We’re very excited to be giving fans and VR enthusiasts access to the Peaky Blinders’ world, transporting them back to 1920s Birmingham and putting them in iconic locations such as The Garrison and Charlie’s Yard.”
Lex Scott, Commercial Director, Gaming & Gambling at Banijay Brands comments: “With huge anticipation for the upcoming series, the Peaky Blinders brand is stronger than ever, and this is a fantastic addition to its extensive portfolio. Peaky Blinders: The King’s Ransom is an exciting, authentic, and totally unique game that takes the immersive experience for fans to a whole new level.”
Jamie Glazebrook, Executive Producer of season 1 – 6 Peaky Blinders, Caryn Mandabach Productions said: “Maze Theory has brought the world of Peaky Blinders to life in an entirely new way. Now you have the chance to walk the streets of Small Heath alongside the Shelby family. I can’t wait for the fans to experience this.”
So far, details are scant, outside of a few nicely put together press release words. But we do have a trailer. Sadly, it’s just a teaser and it doesn’t show any actual gameplay. But it’s better than nothing, right? I wouldn’t argue with the Shelby’s about whether it’s enough…
Peaky Blinders: The King’s Ransom VR Trailer
Peaky Blinders: The King’s Ransom delivers…
- Intense and Dramatic Action – Dramatic cinematic moments put players at the heart of a deep and memorable story, where they will navigate tense and dangerous situations. They must make meaningful and complex moral choices to earn their place in the Peaky Blinders, forming bonds with – and making allies of – Thomas and Arthur Shelby to take down rivals.
- Reactive and Believable Characters – Players will come face to face with iconic characters, delivering compelling dramatic performances, and will get drawn into encounters that are engaging and believable as they navigate the dangerous and treacherous world of Peaky Blinders.
- Immersive Peaky Blinders World – Environments from the show are authentically recreated and can be freely explored. This includes iconic locations such as the Garrison Pub, Charlie’s Yard and Shelby’s Betting Shop. With the world of Limehouse 1928 recreated with original spaces, there will be opportunities to unlock easter eggs from the show, discover character histories and unveil a troubled past.