Daedalic Entertainment announced they will produce an adventure-game based on the roman ‘The Pillars of the Earth’ by Ken Follet. The releases are planned for PC, Mac, Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and iOS.
“Simultaneously to the release of the third Kingsbridge novel in fall 2017, the video game based on ‘The Pillars of the Earth’ will be published on all consoles, PC and mobile devices. We are very proud to not only prolong our long lasting and successful partnership with the exceptional, best-selling author Ken Follett, but to also extend it to new media channels”, explains Thomas Schierack, CEO of Bastei Lübbe AG.
“We are very aware of and feeling the responsibility that comes along with this project: ‘The Pillars of the Earth’ is one of world literature’s most-read and best-selling books, and comes with a large and long-lasting base of millions of fans. To meet their high expectations of our game will be a tremendous challenge – but one we are very eager to face”, explains Carsten Fichtelmann, founder and CEO of Daedalic Entertainment. “Together with Bastei Lübbe and Ken Follett we determined that the genre of adventure games is the best and most suitable way to adapt and express the substantial depth of such a historical novel. Adventure games are interactive literature, and we at Daedalic dedicated ourselves to the perfection of this genre’s playing experience. We are very happy and feel extremely honored that our work is being acknowledged by one of the world’s best-selling authors, and to be allowed to take his work into interactivity”, Carsten Fichtelmann adds.
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