When last we heard about a Sons of Anarchy game, it looked pretty promising. Kurt Sutter, the creator of the FX show, was in talks to create an SOA game, and a "major game company" was interested. The idea, according to Sutter, was to create a "high-end browser-based game."
This idea has not panned out.
"Getting NO TRACTION on the SOA game, looks like our big publisher blew us off," Sutter tweeted. "not a priority at FX. I doubt it will happen."
While it seems very sad at first for fans of the biker series, in another sense, it's good news. Based on his tweets, Sutter seems very concerned about doing a SOA game right, if one is going to be done.
"As a gamer, it's my responsibility to deliver a great game. not some 1/2 promotional piece of s*t," Sutter tweeted. "to do that means time/$$$...making a game is like making a movie. HUGE upfront cost. games are in decline. it's very risky. "
I'm a huge fan of Sons of Anarchy, but I'm glad there won't be a game version, in the same way I'm always happy when video game movies don't come together. The two mediums are just different, and imagining that what works in one will work in another seems foolish to me. As evidence, look at every "crossover" in video game history. There are a few exceptions here and there, but the vast majority of games-into-movies/TV and movies/TV-into-games are awful.