What you need to know
- Peaky Blinders: The King's Ransom has been announced and will be coming to Quest headsets in 2022.
- The virtual reality title is based on the BBC TV series Peaky Blinders.
- The game is being developed by a studio behind various Doctor Who games.
Peaky Blinders, the BBC historical fiction and crime drama television series, will be getting its own game set entirely in virtual reality sometime this year.
The VR title will be called Peaky Blinders: The King's Ransom and will be coming to Quest 2 headsets and Quest platform in 2022 (opens in new tab). It will be a "dark" action adventure game set in the streets of 1920s Birmingham and London with players seeking to join one of the most powerful British gangs.
The game will include iconic locations from the series, such as the Garrison pub, Charlie's Yard, and Shelby's Betting Shop. Titular characters like gang leader Tommy Shelby and his brother Arthur Shelby Jr. will appear in the game and will be voiced by their respective actors, Cillian Murphy and Paul Anderson. According to the official website, players will have to "make gut-wrenching moral choices" in addition to combat.
Peaky Blinders: The King's Ransom is being developed by Maze Theory, which has adapted other BBC television series Doctor Who to video games including Doctor Who: The Edge of Reality, Doctor Who: The Lonely Assassins, and VR title Doctor Who: The Edge of Time. While Peaky Blinders has been critically acclaimed, we will see later this year if the VR game can crack the list of best Quest 2 games.
Meta Quest 2
The Quest 2 offers increased power, resolution, and flexibility over the original virtual headset. It is a complete, all-in-one headset that does not need to be tethered to a PC or smartphone in order to work.
Thomas Meyer fell in love with video games starting in the mid '90s with a NES, Super Mario Bros., Duck Hunt, and Jack Nicklaus' Greatest 18 Holes of Major Championship Golf. He hasn't stopped and is not planning on to anytime soon. Covers Google Stadia and a little bit of virtual reality.
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