Sons Of Anarchy Game Adaptation Has ‘No Traction,’ But That’s Better Than Being ‘A Piece Of Shit Like Game Of Thrones’ Says Creator

Sons Of Anarchy Game Adaptation Has ‘No Traction,’ But That’s Better Than Being ‘A Piece Of Shit Like Game Of Thrones’ Says Creator

Done right, Sons of Anarchy would seem to be a natural fit for a game adaptation. Doing it right, however, takes a lot of money and commitment. That is is why the series is getting “NO TRACTION” toward a video game, says creator Kurt Sutter, who long ago promised any SoA game wouldn’t be “some slapcrap browser thing.

“before you slam all parties, know that making a game is like making a movie,” Sutter Tweeted last night. “HUGE upfront cost. games are in decline. it’s very risky.” That is all very true.

Then, he said. “i still don’t wanna do a shitty browser game like [The Walking Dead] (sorry @glenmazzara [the show’s executive producer], show’s awesome, game sucks). not sure what the options are.” And that’s true, too. We didn’t think The Walking Dead was any good on Facebook, either.

“as a gamer, it’s my responsibility to deliver a great game. not some 1/2 promotional piece of shit like [Game of Thrones],” Sutter then said. “to do that means time/$$$.” Harsh, but also true. We didn’t care for the Game of Thrones adaptation, either.

If you’re not going the casual/promotional route, and if you want a fully-featured AAA game that’s going to be worth the licence, you’re talking about a very significant commitment for any publisher of any size. As Sutter’s already acknowledged, we’re in a risk-averse industry — with publishers like Take-Two Interactive openly avoiding any licensed property.

Faced with those circumstances, what seems to be the solution? It then hits Sutter.

I’m … reasonably sure Sutter’s being facetious, folks. As natural a fit as it might seem, don’t expect a Sons of Anarchy game any time soon.


  • I was getting all ready to defend Game of Thrones until I realised he was talking about the game and not the show.. Carry on.

    • Nah won’t work, Liberty City is a fictional NYC, SOA is set in California, Charming County mostly if anything take part of San Adreas map with the mechanics of TLAD with the voice acting & facial tech from L.A. Noire.

      • Well they could do that, but that would feel cheap & the story of TLAD doesn’t fit Sons of Anarchy at all, come on McGarnical you’re better than I know it!

  • If this is his idea of quality control? Then I fully support it. I wish more IP owners were like this. I’m glad he’s not going to let them produce a half arsed POS. Remember THE SHIELD game? No? You don’t? GOOD, there’s a reason for that…

    • Quite interesting how Kurt makes sure he has final say in a lot of things regarding his baby, which is great.

      He made it clear recently that he likes to approve the merchandise that FX or Fox or whoever want to put out there and he wants to make sure it’s quality & not something stupid like a lamp or some shit. I got given a bunch of SOA merch for my birthday this year & it’s quite good quality stuff. So it’s a good reassurance.

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