Dr. Who Eternity Clock trilogy canceled, future games coming to mobile

The BBC confirmed that they will not publish any console adventures with the Doctor, and any future games will go to mobile.

The BBC confirmed today that the originally planned trilogy of Dr. Who games has been cut short. Paul Joffe of the BBC, Speaking with Polygon, stated that, "We will not be releasing any further Eternity Clock games, nor did any other go into production."

The Eternity Clock received generally poor reception from critics and consumers. Citing "a plethora of bugs" and "sadistic checkpoints, the game earned a 3.5 in our GameSpot review. Regardless, the relationship between the game's developer, Supermassive Games, "was and continues to be good," according to Joffe. However, he added, "We also have no current work with Supermassive. We do have Doctor Who games in the pipeline and we will be announcing these in due course."

Future games in the using the Dr. Who license will very likely be mobile. Joffe said, "We're determined to focus on mobile, console didn't fit into the long term strategic vision in cases where BBC Worldwide would publish," Joffe said.

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Fursnake
Fursnake

Dr. Who games really need to come to the PC. The PC is the appropriate platform for Dr. Who.

LomaxGnome
LomaxGnome

Doctor Who isn't exactly niche any more, it's a huge world wide phenomenon. As such, even the tiniest bit of research would have shown that it is NEVER abbreviated Dr. Who. Doing so just makes the writer look lazy and idiotic.

joedin2056
joedin2056

the reason dr who games keep failing is they are making the wrong typ of games. I would like to see a open world game where the player can travel throw time and space (say between 2 past dates and locations, 2 present day locations and 2 future locations and dates) then let the player explore these areas at there own pace. have a good story that involves meeting some of the best villains and companions. also it could be interesting if what you did in the different time zones affected the others. And the last thing is when the games main story is completed there should still be some side quest to do, and we should be allowed to continue exploring all the map areas.  this would make a good dr who game that could be on consoles and pc.

The-Neon-Seal
The-Neon-Seal

Will we EVER get a good Doctor Who game? Beeb! Get your act together and give the game rights to a decent developer!

Stebsis
Stebsis

They should just make a great point and click Doctor Who game, get someone like Daedalic to make it if just possible. I think it'd be the perfect genre for series like this.

07jonesj
07jonesj

So you'll publish your games on a platform where there is a lower standard? Mkay.

Shame. A true AAA Doctor Who title where you travel to different eras and planets would be magnificent.

Hurvl
Hurvl

@Fursnake But are there any good Doctor Who games? Or should we Exterminate! Exterminate! them all?

Mayleene
Mayleene

@joedin2056 I agree!  Open world would be best.  Unfortunate it will not be on a console.  Mobile gaming isn't all that.  I, personally, do not know anyone that has ever completed a mobile game.  Most download, play for a while, forget about it, then download another, play it for a while, then forget about it.  Rinse and repeat, but never complete the game.  Mobile games just don't capture my attention span for any length of time.

joedin2056
joedin2056

@Mayleene @joedin2056 i agree i play mobiles game for a short time when i get them but then i forget them console and pc games are a better experience

Hurvl
Hurvl

@The-Neon-Seal @07jonesj From what I've heard about these games, Skyrim mods make for far better Doctor Who games. Oh, please internet, tell me if I'm wrong!