The BBC announced the development of a new free-to-play multiplayer online game to be based on the Doctor Who TV series.
The corporation overlooked the British game development industry and chose San Francisco-based independent game developer Three Rings to develop the game.
"For the first time ever, players from around the world will be able to follow in the footsteps of the eccentric and brilliant Doctor by travelling through time and space, exploring new worlds and encountering many alien races, both friend and foe," the BBC said in a release.
The game to be called Doctor Who: Worlds in Time, invites players to ‘save the universe’ by using their wits to solve time-bending puzzles.
The BBC said that Three Rings is the ‘ideal team’ for the game, apparently being ‘lifelong Doctor Who fans’. Development is well under way, the Beeb said, with the game expected to appear later this year.