Peaky Blinders VR Game To Make Use Of AI Characters

Release expected in Spring 2020
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Endemol Shine Group has partnered with Caryn Mandabach Productions and studio Maze Theory to develop a virtual reality drama game based on the BBC hit series Peaky Blinders. The game is expected to hit all VR platforms in the Spring of 2020.

The Peaky Blinders game is expected to make fans of the series happy, as they get a chance to meet many of the show's iconic characters in VR. They even get to visit many of the well-known locations in Small Heath like Shelby’s illegal betting shop. After a long day, players can raise a glass of Irish whiskey, a virtual one of course, in The Garrison Pub. This game has players infiltrate the underground criminal work and undertake missions to defeat a rival gang. Those who complete the mission successfully get the chance to become a member of the Peaky Blinders.

It was revealed as well that Maze Theory obtained funding from Government’s Audience of the Future Programme to develop the game using the latest in AI performance technology. Fans and players can expect to interact with the different characters that in turn are able to respond to any action done by the players. As such, each player is likely to have a unique experience.

In a press release, Government Business Secretary Greg Clark said that the reason why the UK's creative industries continue to be on top is because of success stories like Peaky Blinders. Shows like this are able to attract "audiences both here in the UK and internationally and helping create a sector already worth some £100 billion to our economy."

Maze Theory Executive Theory Russell Harding said that this is the company's first ever AI enhanced immersive drama and that they are "excited about the unrivalled and entirely new experience this gives players." Fans have long requested for an experience like this and Harding added that Maze Theory is honored to be given the chance to make such a request happen.

Peaky Blinders creator Steven Knight shared that he is excited with the idea of the show entering new territory. Fans of the show, he continued, are sure to love the opportunity to be part of the world that they love.

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