Movie producer J.J Abrams has raised over $40 million dollars for his new video games division, Bad Robot Games [via Variety].
J.J Abrams is best known for producing hit TV series and movies such as Lost, Westworld, Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens, and is also the founder, co-CEO, and chairman of Bad Robot.
Bad Robot has a number of divisions that cover a variety of media forms, and the latest division will venture into the world of video games.
Bad Robot Games was formed in 2018 as a joint venture between Tencent and Warner Bros. Games. J.J Abrams will also be fronting the division with his wife, and co-CEO of Bad Robot, Katie McGrath (America Divided, Duster).
When Bad Robot Games was formed, the company stated that they had secured more than $50 million in funding; however, the company has now secured a further $40 million via a Series B funding round.
According to Variety, the latest funding round was led by venture-capital firm Galaxy Interactive with fellow investors, Tencent, Iconiq Capital, and Horizons Ventures.
“Galaxy, Horizons and Iconiq Capital comprise a veritable VC Dream Team, and we are grateful to have their continued support as we look to change the way people interact with and view video games,” said Bad Robot Games CEO Anna Sweet.
Bad Robot will also be joined by the creator and lead designer of Left 4 Dead, Mike Booth. It is said that Bad Robot Games’ first production will be an original AAA game developed in-house.
Anna Sweet went on to express the vision of Bad Robot Games which is to “create games that cross platforms, cross mediums and are based on IP originating from both games and linear content.”
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