BBC Worldwide has confirmed that Doctor Who: The Eternity Clock will be a PlayStation® console exclusive in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (known in corporate speak as “EMEA”).
Developed by experienced PlayStation developers SuperMassive Games, Doctor Who: The Eternity Clock will be launched on Playstation®3 and Playstation®Vita when it is released in Spring this year meaning that no other console platform will be able to enjoy the game.
Doctor Who: The Eternity Clock – which stars the voices of Matt Smith and Alex Kingston as the Doctor and River Song – marks a significant move into the console gaming business for BBC Worldwide’s Digital Entertainment and Gaming division.
“Doctor Who: The Eternity Clock is such an exciting release for us” said Robert Nashak, EVP Digital Entertainment and Gaming, BBC Worldwide. “It’s one of our most ambitious projects to date, using state of the art motion sensor technology to create stunning graphics as well as specially created vocals. We’re delighted that we’re able to team up with Sony Computer Entertainment Europe for this release, a company who are so well respected in the gaming universe.”
Zeno Colaço, SVP, Third Party Relations & Operations, Sony Computer Entertainment Europe commented that
“Doctor Who is such an iconic franchise, which appeals to people of all ages and backgrounds, worldwide. We are honoured to be able to include it amongst our portfolio of PlayStation console exclusive titles this year.”
Previously the BBC’s Doctor Who: The Adventure Games were available overseas on Windows and Mac via the Direct2Drive service. Let’s hope the same is true for The Eternity Clock!
Note: this is a revision of a previous post in which we indicated that the PC version wouldn’t be available outside of the UK. BBC Worldwide have been in touch and clarified the situation and we’re happy to let you all know. Apologies for any confusion!