BBC Positive on Game Partners

Destiny of the Doctors for the PCThere’s more great news for Doctor Who fans hoping for a video game – BBC Worldwide have told that they’re ready to make the coveted licence available to video games producers.

Previous Doctor Who games have included 1998’s Destiny of the Doctors and 1992’s Dalek Attack – and of course 2008’s Top Trumps release from Eidos for the PS2, Wii and Nintendo DS.

“We’re having a lot of interesting discussions for a variety of ideas around Doctor Who that are complementary to each rather than in competition with each other – boxed product console games, virtual worlds and other experiences,” said Dave Anderson, head of multimedia development at BBC Worldwide.

“The deals we are looking at are in different spaces, probably looking at overlapping but different audiences and are certainly delivering a different kind of experience.

“The Doctor Who audience who love that show want to have different experiences around it and it has a huge shelf life going back 47 years – it’s about managing and satisfying expectations of both older and younger audiences.”

A Doctor Who game – if done to the full potential of the series ethos – could seriously rival the biggest titles on the videogame market on any platform. As a gamer, I’m praying that the BBC make the right choice, partner with the right company and give us the game that we and the show deserve…

Christian Cawley

A long-term Doctor Who fan, Christian grew up watching the show and has early memories of the Graham Williams era. His favourite stories are Inferno, The Seeds of Doom and Human Nature (although The Empty Child, Blink and Utopia all come close). When he’s not bossing around the news team, Christian is a freelance writer specialising in mobile technology and domestic computing, and enjoys classic rock, cooking and spending time in the countryside with his wife and young children. You can find him on Twitter, Facebook and Google+.

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