Though it was both a critical and commercial flop, Skydance Productions is determined to make some money out of the wreckage of “Terminator Genisys” with plans announced for a tie-in all-new mobile game release next year.
Skydance and game developer Plarium (“Vikings: War of Clans,” “Total Domination: Reborn”) are teaming to develop a mobile game for iOS and Android. The clan-based MMO strategy game will pull from the themes, experiences and character likenesses from ‘Genisys’ which overcame dismal U.S. box-office thanks to a $350 million global haul.
This game is separate from “Terminator Genisys: Guardian,” a third-person shooter game which Glu Mobile published last year. In the new game, we follow the struggles of the Resistance, whose soldiers are in a state of civil war over the few resources and weapons that remain. Players will have the option to lead a Resistance Commander or Skynet Command Node as the war between machine and man continues.
Skydance COO Jesse Sisgold says in a statement: “Mobile games have incredible potential to expand the universe of characters and experiences we have created for a movie and provide audiences and fans with a brand new perspective on our content. Plarium has had great success in creating state-of-the-art (massively multiplayer online) titles and we look forward to working with them to bring our Terminator franchise to mobile devices in highly engaging new ways.”
The game will be free to play, with optional in-app purchases.