IDW Entertainment and Xbox Entertainment Studios have announced a partnership to bring Chuck Dixon and Jorge Zaffino's "Winterworld" comic book series to life as a digital series slated to launch on the Xbox One platform. According to Deadline, "Winterworld" is part of a large slate of projects currently in development to launch on the gaming platform. Other projects include an adaptation of Warren Ellis' "Gun Machine" prose novel, a new project from "Robot Chicken" creators Seth Green and Matt Senreich called "Extraordinary Believers" and a number of scripted and unscripted series based on existing Microsoft video game properties like "Age of Empires," "Fable" and "Gears of War."
"Xbox is recognized globally for their groundbreaking creativity. IDW Entertainment could not ask for a better partner to bring 'Winterworld' to life," IDW Entertainment President David Ozer, said via press release, "We are thrilled to be working with them during this exciting time in their growth."
Originally published in the 1980s, "Winterworld" centered around an apocalyptic future where the world has been covered in ice, as the remaining humans on Earth split into factions and try to survive the endless winter. Dixon and Butch Guice are launching a new "Winterworld" series through IDW set to debut in June.
"To see my stories and Jorge's powerful images brought to life will be a serious thrill," said writer Chuck Dixon, "We have the right partners and the right format to really make this something special. It's an exciting time in comics and in entertainment overall and I am very pleased that Winterworld will be a part of it."
"Winterworld" isn't the only comic book property set for a launch on a gaming platform -- the long awaited "Powers" television adaptation recently found a home as an original series on PlayStation.