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Spyjinx is a new project from J.J. Abrams and Shadow Complex creators

J.J. Abrams and Bad Robot appear to be working on more than the new Star Wars trilogy, announcing a collaboration with Infinity Blade/Shadow Complex creators ChAIR on a 2016 video game.


It may sound like J.J. Abrams has put all of his focus on Star Wars: The Force Awakens, but he's also had another project in the works. Abrams and his production company, Bad Robot, have been working in conjunction with game development studio ChAIR (known for Infinity Blade and Shadow Complex) on a new game curently titled Spyjinx. The game is set to blend action-strategy with world-building and RPG character development, which all parties speak to in a recent video interview posted today.

Abrams speaks to his time spent playing Infinity Blade and wanting to work with Epic's Unreal Engine on his own gaming project, which led to his first meeting with the folks at ChAIR.

"Bad Robot is uniquely talented at making you deeply care about characters and the trials they experience," ChAIR's Donald Mustard added. "As game developers, we knew that if we could apply that knowledge to creating game systems that help players care about the world we build for them and then give them tools that let them shape and exercise agency in that world, then we could create something really special."

Spyjinx is slated for a 2016 release on PC and mobile devices with a playable beta set to launch before that. There is no gameplay footage available just yet, but considering Geoff Keighley is the interviewer in the video below, perhaps players will get their first peek at this year's Game Awards?

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