Sons of Anarchy game stalled

Creator Kurt Sutter says game based on biker drama getting "no traction," claims a major publisher "blew us off," has doubts game will ever exist.

The Sons of Anarchy game is struggling to get started. Franchise creator Kurt Sutter dispatched a series of tweets on the game this weekend, saying the project is getting "no traction" and is unlikely to ever see the light of day.

The Sons of Anarchy game is facing an uphill battle, according to Sutter.

"Getting no traction on the [Sons of Anarchy] game," he wrote. "Looks like our big publisher blew us off. Not a priority at [television network] FX. I doubt it will happen."

This is a stark contrast from how Sutter felt in May. At the time, he said, "Had a great meeting with a big distributor yesterday. Myself and everyone at FX and Fox is committed to making this happen."

Expanding further, Sutter explained that developing a game is like shooting a movie and that he is not willing to sacrifice quality.

"[Games have a] huge upfront cost. Games are in decline," he added. "It's very risky. As a gamer, it's my responsibility to deliver a great game. Not some 1/2 promotional piece of sh*t like [Game of Thrones]. To do that means time/$$$."

Lastly, Sutter reiterated that if the Sons of Anarchy game does make it to market, it will not be a browser-based game, something he had originally considered.

"I still don't wanna do a sh**ty browser game like [AMC's The Walking Dead Facebook game]," he said, explaining that he enjoys the show, but not the game.

[CORRECTION] An earlier version of this story said Telltale Games' The Waking Dead was the game Sutter was referring to in the last paragraph. GameSpot regrets the error.

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Eddie Makuch is a news editor at GameSpot, and would like to see the Whalers return to Hartford.

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