FOX21 has acquired the rights to the RPG game Vampyr earlier this month to make a TV show adaptation of the game’s story. Vampyr launched worldwide last June, reaching #1 on Steam, the internet’s largest video game distribution platform. Vampyr is game developer DONTNOD’s follow-up to its Peabody and BAFTA Award Winning game, Life is Strange, which DJ2 Entertainment is also set to executive produce.
DONTNOD CEO Oskar Guilbert goes on the record to say, “we believe it is a fantastic premise for a television show. This is a new and exciting way for fans of the game, as well as the uninitiated, to enter and engage with VAMPYR’S rich, deep story. We cannot wait to see how the talented team at FOX21 will bring out the darkly atmospheric universe of our game into television.”
Focus’ CEO Jurgen Goeldner agrees and says, “we are delighted to partner with FOX21 for the adaptation of VAMPYR into a TV series. DONTNOD has created a uniquely dark, immersive world with deep narration, which has made VAMPYR already a modern video game classic. We cannot wait to see FOX21 bring all of their talent and experience in launching a TV show that will allow an even wider audience to discover this fantastic universe.”