Merchandise Doctor Who: The Eternity Clock

Published on December 12th, 2011 | by Andrew Reynolds

Tick, Tock, The Eternity Clock

Information hasn’t exactly been free-flowing when it comes to Doctor Who: The Eternity Clock – the Doctor’s first foray on the PS3 and PS Vita. For instance, what is The Eternity Clock? How is it related to the Doctor? What’s River’s involvement?

Well Simon Harris, Executive for BBC Worldwide, has bucked the trend and exclusively revealed via the EU Playstation Blog:

“I’m afraid this post isn’t going to answer any of these questions; we’ll leave that to future posts and the game itself.”

Ah, right. Well what Harris did reveal was the enormous amount of responsibility he felt towards fans of the show – who apart from the BBC’s Adventure Games series (mostly because it’s free)  have pretty much had their fingers burnt down to waxy stumps by previous attempts to pixelate the Doctor’s life:

“Developing anything for Doctor Who has to be done right. The show has such a following that we need to be certain that everything the game does fits with the expectations of the fans.”

However, it’s not just Doctor Who fans that have high expectations. Playstation gamers themselves will ruthlessly dismiss any game that fails to capture their imaginations fast than you can say: “What did you expect? It was just a Wii game?”

“Working on PlayStation Vita, as well as PS3, is a real privilege and its unique set of features has allowed our designers to cut loose.”

What they’re cutting loose on is anyone’s guess but for up to date information on the game follow @DoctorWhoTEC on Twitter.

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Everyone has a favourite Doctor and mine - just for his honesty, his fairness and his ability to not notice the Master's awful, awful disguises/anagrams (Sir Gilles Estram!?!) - has to be the Fifth Doctor, Peter Davison. The stories didn’t serve him as well as his acting served those stories.




2 Responses to Tick, Tock, The Eternity Clock

  1. Simon says:

    Supermassive Games represents an integral part of Playstation 3′s lineup every year alongside Media Molecule; working heavily on content for their most-played series, LittleBigPlanet. If they hadn’t, I suspect the game would not have sustained an audience.

    I think it’s a little naive you are saying people won’t enjoy the game whether they are Doctor Who fans or not – there is always a minority of fans that does not like what is being done to the show anyway (the fact that Steven Moffat took over is one such example). There may even be people who don’t like the PS Vita “just because”. In such cases this is unavoidable, but that doesn’t mean you don’t try and bring in additional people through that platform.

  2. Rick Lundeen says:

    Although I’m not a gamer, this is a product which will have a definite expiration date. any game focusing on Smith’s Doctor and River should really hit the public asap in 2012 to take advantage of the current Doctor’s reign as well as fill in that long gap that’ll be happening next year. Come the 50th anniversary, several items in the game will suddenly be obsolete.

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