i cannot give you anymore details, but i will tell you that -- there will definitely be an SOA GAME. and it's pretty fucking awesome.— kurt sutter (@sutterink) February 11, 2014
Sons of Anarchy's motorcycle club will be featured in an upcoming action-adventure game that even the show's creator is incredibly excited for.
It's not easy to adapt a televised drama into a video game format. That's why Telltale's The Walking Dead will always be better remembered than its AMC-inspired counter-part, and why the Sopranos and 24 games are forgotten relics of the PS2 age. Still, that's not to say it's hopeless; crime dramas like the motorcycle gang-inspired Sons of Anarchy could mesh pretty easily with an action-adventure template. Except that's no longer a pipe dream: according to series creator Kurt Sutter, an honest-to-God Sons of Anarchy adaptation is currently underway, and while he can't share details he remains incredibly excited.
"I cannot give you anymore details," Sutter wrote on Twitter, "but i will tell you that there will definitely be an SOA game. And it's pretty fucking awesome."
Immediately after saying he couldn't share details, Sutter started dropping hints to confirm that Sons of Anarchy will indeed get the video game treatment. "No, it's not a board game," he continued. "1st person, action adventure. HD graphics. It represents the evolution of gaming. I'm hard just typing this."
Sutter has been seeking a Sons of Anarchy game developer for some time, even going so far as to contact Rockstar about making it a reality. Rockstar's experience with vehicular-based crime games certainly makes them a strong candidate, but we still can't be sure it's the developer in charge. Personally, I'm interested to learn where the fits on SOA's storyline. Perhaps Ron Pearlman can play as a young Clay, starting out in the motorcycle community? Pearlman certainly has the voice acting experience to do so.
Regardless, we can expect to hear more about the Sons of Anarchy game very soon, considering that the show will enter its seventh and final season this fall.