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Lionsgate needs to make a AAA ‘John Wick’ recreation


Lionsgate is outwardly contemplating growing a AAA recreation based mostly on the John Wick franchise.

The information comes from CEO Jon Feltheimer (by way of IndieWire) who, throughout an earnings name, revealed that Lionsgate was occupied with discussing proposals for a AAA John Wick recreation, although he was reluctant to provide any particular particulars, implying that nothing had been determined but.

“I don’t wish to get forward of myself right here, however we imagine there’s a huge AAA recreation to be made out of John Wick,” stated Feltheimer. “We’ve been fielding proposals. We definitely are occupied with transferring that ahead, however I don’t wish to say something extra about that at the moment.”

Ought to Lionsgate go forward with this, it might in truth be the second online game to hold the licence. John Wick Hex, a method title from indie studio Bithell Video games, was launched again in 2019.

Whereas John Wick Hex lacks the AAA-shine (and, in fact, the price range) of the sort of recreation Lionsgate is now contemplating, it was nicely obtained at launch – incomes a 3 star assessment from Tom Regan in NME.

John Wick Hex
John Wick Hex. Credit score: Bithell Video games

Describing Hex as a “scrappy little indie recreation,” Regan heaped reward on the sport’s fight system, adapting Keanu Reeves’ motion ballet franchise right into a grid-based, strategic fight strategy. The sport’s story additionally impressed, with our assessment hailing it as having “sharper writing than the movies and a predictably stable efficiency from Troy Baker because the villain.”

Regan factors out that Hex is a short-lived expertise, nonetheless. With simply seven maps, “this affordably priced title is hardly going to maintain you occupied for days at a time.”

A brand new John Wick title would additionally, in fact, mark the third time lately {that a} online game has been blessed with the likeness of Keanu Reeves, who famously starred in CD Projekt Purple’s Cyberpunk 2077. And that’s earlier than we get to the Matrix video games of previous, if you wish to return that far.

In different gaming information, Overwatch 2 has unveiled its latest hero, Ramattra.



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