Earlier this year, Rebellion opened the door to developers and publishers to pitch a 2000AD game to the studio, in the aim of getting more games based on the publishers iconic characters out into the world.
In an interview with PCGN, Rebellion has revealed that the company has made multiple deals with studios looking to use the 2000AD library of characters.
Nothing specific is noted in the article, but Jason Kingsley has hinted that we’ll see public announcements coming in 2018, and that Rebellion themselves currently have no concrete plans to release any 2000AD plans themselves.
While they can’t talk about any specific games licensed in the agreement, they have talked about a Judge Dredd card game in the works from Osprey Entertainment. The game will loosely be based on Dredd’s ventures into the Cursed Earth, although it’s unlikely to feature the return of the fast food wars.
“I wanted to do lots of games with 2000 AD characters but we didn’t have time and money,” Kingsley says to PCGN.
“As time was going on, lots of people were asking, ‘Why aren’t you?’ And I would say ‘Well, we haven’t got the time’. So I thought this was ridiculous, literally it’s been 17 years and there’s been about three, four games out – that’s not good enough."
He spoke to MCV’s own Seth Barton about his licensing plans earlier in the year, if you’re into that.