The Shelby crime empire is headed to consoles and PC as Peaky Blinders, nearing its fifth season, is apparently set to be released in the form of a video game.
The BBC period crime drama, starring Cillian Murphy, has done well enough to earn a fifth season. It can even be guzzled as it comes as a pale ale called the Saddler's Peaky Blinder.
But, to take things a step further, developer FuturLab has teamed up with publisher Curve Digital to create a video game adaptation of the popular TV show featuring an "innovative story-driven design where you'll be able to play as various characters as you explore Peaky Blinders' digital Birmingham."
Not much is known about this game at the moment, but the project's executive producer Gary Rowe has told Esquire that it should be released sometime next year. Also, it will be available for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC.
“In Curve and FuturLab we have great partners who will deliver a high-end game which can be enjoyed by fans of the series and gamers alike," director of games and gambling at Endemol, Anil Mistry, says.
“The unique world created by the Peaky Blinders series lends itself incredibly well to this style of gaming, and players can look forward to an authentic, original, and immersive game experience.”
Dominic Wheatley, who works as Curve's digital CEO claims to be thrilled over having one of his favorite TV shows get a game.
“We are thrilled to be working with Endemol Shine Group on this," he remarked. “Peaky Blinders is at the top of my list of favorite TV shows and the characters and stories will now be transformed into an interactive experience. Can’t wait.”
While you're waiting on the video game version of Peaky Blinders, if that happens to be the case, Curve Digital should be making the wait a bit easier with the launch of another popular gangster adaptation. Netflix original Narcos is also set for a video game, with strategy adventure title Narcos: Rise of the Cartels set to drop later this year.