Following years of bringing spectacular spooks to the cinema screen, M3gan producer Blumhouse is venturing into video games. The studio behind The Invisible Man, Insidious and more aims to truly bring horror into the hands of gamers.
As reported by Bloomberg, the film company is aiming to create new games on PC, console and mobile. Will we end up seeing a M3gan video game prior to its upcoming sequel?
Blumhouse Games will keep its publishing methods similar to that of its films. This means that you shouldn’t expect huge AAA experiences from the studio, but instead smaller, budget games that heavily experiment.
The M3gan producer is looking to create games with budgets “under $10 million”. For comparison’s sake, the movie M3gan was made on a budget of $12 million. The studio’s massively successful movie The Purge was made on a budget of just $3 million.
“There’s a unique opportunity for horror and genre in the indie game space,“ said Blumhouse Games president Zach Wood. “I’m thrilled about teaming up with Blumhouse to meaningfully leverage the company’s brand, reputation, and creative talent.”
As a veteran game publisher, Zach Wood has brought a large number of low-budget indie titles to release. Over the past 25 years, the producer has helped with AAA projects such as Redfall as well as indie games such as The Unfinished Swan.
In recent years, horror games have become more popular than ever, after struggling for multiple generations. With massive AAA remakes for games such as Resident Evil, Dead Space, Silent Hill and more, the genre is becoming a major play for game publishers.
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Hopefully, Blumhouse Games will release a number of high-quality horror games. While the movie studio has been known for some truly fantastic flicks, it also has its fair share of duds. With over 150 movies in its portfolio, the studio has released a number of stinkers. Hopefully, that won’t be the same for its gaming output.