Classic ’90s programme GamesMaster is being rebooted for E4
It’s been off our screens for 23 years, but the iconic series, GamesMaster is set to make a return to E4 later this year, in partnership with Oculus Quest 2 from Facebook.
In this new E4 Digital Original Commission co-produced by Barcroft TV, and Alaska TV, the 3×60’ series will premiere on E4’s YouTube before showing on E4. We see this very much as a pilot and look forward to seeing how well this does in a modern age. The use of YouTube is definitely interesting.
The series will see celebrities, gaming stars and super fans all take part in challenges, races and epic fights. Through virtual battles across a range of games, the competitors will try everything in their power to claim a legendary Golden Joystick Trophy. But whilst they play, they’ll be watched over by the all-knowing GamesMaster, famously portrayed in the original by Sir Patrick Moore.
To introduce GamesMaster into the modern era of gaming, E4 has partnered with Oculus from Facebook to showcase Oculus Quest 2, a VR headset that will elevate the players experiences and break out of the two dimensional.
You can read more about this reboot in the press release, and we look forward to bringing you more details later this year.