'Skylanders: Academies' News & Updates: Bosses Will Have More Gaming and TV Coming Soon
It's indeed great news to all "Skylanders: Academies" fans when one of the bosses announced that there will be more gaming and TV crossover in the near future.
The show was made for Netflix which is based on a famous gaming franchise and introduced on Oct. 28 of this year. Its second season is slated to follow in late 2017.
"We're going to do more but we're going to move very carefully and thoughtfully. We've already announced that we're going to do 'Call of Duty' as a big feature film and that's an example of matching the game to the medium", Stacey Sher from Activision Blizzard told BBC Newsbeat.
Sher thinks that film and television can "breathe life" into the favourite video gaming characters. They are thinking of creating something that resembles the other games like "Overwatch" and "StarCraft". These are just a few games released by Blizzard.
"We're going to pick the best medium [for each title] be it film, TV or shorts - the one that best serves each franchise individually. The fans love these characters and want to engage more fully with them, they want to go beyond the storytelling capabilities of gaming," she added.
It is a combination of Professor X's school for the gifted from "X-Men", while having similarities to "Futurama" or "The Simpsons", as described by the show's writer Eric Rodgers.
"The way television engages you is different to the way games engage you. In games you are the character, in filmed entertainment you empathise with characters and you go on journeys with them side by side", said Stacey Sher.
"Franchises don't grow on trees. We don't worry about competition because we know these franchises are so beloved that if we do a proper service to our fans, make the best content we can, then they'll be success. It's a lot easier when you're starting with something that has a following of tens of millions of people", explained Blizzard executive Nick Van Dyke. "Skylanders: Academy" is a comedy adventure based on characters from the popular Skylanders games.