• Two "Doctor Who" games are currently being developed by UK-based studio Maze Theory
  • The first game in the said "Doctor Who" expansion will be released in early 2021
  • The second game will be a horror-themed mobile title with an unspecified release date

“Doctor Who” fans are in for a treat. Apparently, two games based on the British media franchise are in the works and will be released sooner rather than later!

For the uninitiated, a “Doctor Who” game was released in November last year titled “Doctor Who: The Edge of Time.” It is a virtual reality game in which players travel through space and time, solve mysteries and fight enemies to find the Doctor and defeat what is described as a “powerful force that threatens to destroy the fabric of reality.”

The said game has received mixed reviews, with Steam users praising it for its graphics, immersive gameplay and easy-to-follow puzzles that make for an engaging experience. However, the game is a little small and could be easily completed, while the story and narrative are not that interesting for some.

Still, the installment showed potential to be a big hit, allowing Maze Theory – the developers behind the “Doctor Who” VR game – to get funding to create two more installments in the series.

In an announcement on their website, the UK-based studio revealed that they have received funding from the UK Creative Content EIS Fund to “develop multi-tech, gaming experiences for fans of popular franchises Doctor Who and Peaky Blinders.”

Maze Theory specifically noted that the first “Doctor Who” game in the expansion will kick off “early next year,” suggesting that it has been in development for some time now. The said game will be available for PlayStation, Xbox, PC and Switch.

As for the second game, it will be a horror/sci-fi mobile title that will be developed in collaboration with Malaysian studio Kaigan Games. No further details were provided, but Maze Theory emphasized that the three games will “create a trilogy of experiences.”

“Fans can expect new adventures, new game mechanics, intriguing subplots and iconic features such as the TARDIS, terrifying Weeping Angels, imposing Daleks and – of course - the chance to collude with the Doctor herself,” the studio furthered in its announcement.

It is unknown, however, if the games will be made for the next-gen consoles or will also be available for the older gaming platforms.

Regardless, the development of two new “Doctor Who” games is certainly an exciting development, especially since the industry has been affected by the COVID-19 crisis. New games are expected to be scarce at the start of 2021, so knowing that a title will be released early next year is welcome news to fans.

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The Doctor (Jodie Whittaker) and The Master (Sacha Dhawan) in "Doctor Who" Season 12, episode 10. James Pardon/BBC Studios/BBC America