Doctor Who: The Eternity Clock Sequels Canceled

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BBC has officially confirmed with Polygon that the two planned sequels for the Supermassive Games’ adventure game Doctor Who: The Eternity Clock have been canceled. The games, which were planned as a trilogy, are based off the (amazing) british science fiction series, “Doctor Who.”

“The Eternity Clock” was developed with a licensing partnership with BBC and was released on PlayStation 3, PS Vita, and PC platforms last year to a largely negative critical reception. Matt Smith reprises his current role as the Eleventh Doctor. Similarly Alex Kingston returns to her role on the show as River Song. The game does not feature any other companions from Doctor Who.

The plot is promised as allowing the player to take on the role of the Doctor and River Song as they travel across space and time in an effort to save Earth by gathering pieces of the eternity clock, an object that is a record of everything that has or will ever happen in all of existence. Along the way is decision-making which leads to “multiple possibilities” and puzzles. Players will encounter Daleks, Cybermen, Silurians and The Silence. The game takes place just before the events of “Silence in the Library/Forest of the Dead” in River Song’s timeline as indicated by various notes within her diary as well as the use of her title of “Professor.” For the Doctor the game presumably takes place between series six and seven.

During an interview with Polygon, BBC’s vice president of digital entertainment and games Paul Joffe noted that while the corporation’s relationship with Supermassive “was and continues to be good,” no further partnership projects are planned following next week’s release of the PlayStation Move educational game Wonderbook: Walking with Dinosaurs.

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