Umiddelbart ville man jo nok tro at JJ Abrams havde alt for travlt med at få lanceret Star Wars VII : The Force, til at gøre så meget andet, men manden formår virkelig at holde mange bolde i luften på samme tid og det er netop blevet annonceret, at han arbejder på et computerspil.

Den ansete filminstruktør har allieret sig med Infinity Blade og Shadow Complex udvikler Chair, som skal arbejde på det nye spil kaldet Spyjinx. Spillet vil være bygget op omkring Unreal Engine 4 og have en unik blanding af strategi, gameplay hvor handlingen vil foregå i en dynamisk verden hvor din karakter udvikling vil ske ved brug af en række RPG elementer. Omdrejningspunktet i handlingen vil være en spændende, forræderisk verden af ​​spionage.

Titlen er blevet bekræftet til PC, smartphones og tabletter selv om det lader til, at der også håb om det kunne komme til konsoller. Det er ikke helt klart hvilken rolle Abrams selv spiller i projektet.

En beta er i øjeblikket planlagt til juni 2016 om man kan allerede nu tilmelde sig på den officielle hjemmeside.

Her er den officielle presse meddelelse:

BAD ROBOT AND ChAIR ENTERTAINMENT JOIN FORCES TO CREATE NEW
VIDEO GAME PROPERTY

Action-Strategy Game SPYJINX Launching on PC and Mobile in 2016

SALT LAKE CITY AND LOS ANGELES, November 11, 2015 – In a new collaboration of artists from video games, television and film, award-winning video game creator ChAIR (Infinity Blade, Shadow Complex), director/producer J.J. Abrams (Star Wars: The Force Awakens,
Mission Impossible, Lost) and Bad Robot Interactive (Action Movie FX) today announced their original video game project, entitled SPYJINX, will debut in 2016.

Powered by Epic Games’ Unreal Engine 4, SPYJINX features a unique mix of action-strategy gameplay, dynamic world-building and RPG character development – all set in a thrilling, treacherous world of espionage. SPYJINX is expected for initial release on PC and mobile devices in 2016.

In an exclusive video interview released today via the official SPYJINX website,
J.J. Abrams and ChAIR co-Founder Donald Mustard discuss additional details about the collaboration and forthcoming game.

J.J. Abrams commented on the partnership and his entry into video games: “I’ve been a fan of video games for years, envious of the artists and storytellers who have gotten to play in that world. Over two years ago, we met with the geniuses at ChAIR in the hopes of collaborating with them. The result has been something beyond any of our expectations. Since then we have been working closely with them to create something that I cannot wait to get into the hands of gamers all over the world.”

Donald Mustard added: “Bad Robot is uniquely talented at making you deeply care about characters and the trials they experience. As game developers, we knew that if we could apply that knowledge to creating game systems that help players care about the world we build for them and then give them tools that let them shape and exercise agency in that world, then we could create something really special.”

Players can register now at: www.SPYJINX.com to gain exclusive access to the future SPYJINX closed beta when it launches in 2016.
Additional information on SPYJINX can also be found on Twitter, YouTube, Instagram, and Facebook.