Because no franchise is too old for a gaming reboot.
There was something about action movies in the 80s that caused them to stick steadfastly in the public consciousness. If I were to hazard a guess, I’d say it’s because many of them, including Terminator, Predator, and RoboCop, straddled the line between new wave cinematic action and cheap B-movie schlock, and I love both of those. This is probably why, among other, more financially-inclined reasons, we’ve been seeing a lot of revivals of these franchise in the gaming sphere, including 2019’s Terminator: Resistance and the Terminator and RoboCop’s cameos in Mortal Kombat 11. Well, if all the old stars are getting their own games, we might as well cover our bases.
Teyon, developer of Terminator: Resistance, announced earlier this week that they are working on RoboCop: Rogue City, a first-person shooter game based on the original RoboCop film trilogy. The game is being published by Nacon, and has received the official blessing of MGM Studios. Rather than being an adaptation of the original trilogy, Rogue City is slated to tell an original story set in the same universe. Theoretically, this should mean new foes and new threats, though I’d bet good money that we’re going to get at least one appearance from ED-209.
“Faithful to this monument of science fiction, this first-person action-adventure game will ask you to save the city of Detroit from criminals and other crooked corporations,” the official press release reads.
— IGN (@IGN) July 7, 2021
The game is still pretty early in development, and isn’t planned to come out until 2023 at the earliest. When it does come out, though, it’s planned for release on all major consoles, presumably Xbox Series X/S and PlayStation 5 and maybe Xbox One and PlayStation 4, as well as PC.