By Jonathon Dornbush
November 11, 2015 at 09:51 PM EST


While J.J. Abrams is plenty busy helping shepherd in a new era for Star Wars, that hasn’t stopped him from diving into his next projects, and among them is a newly announced videogame.

Abrams, as part of Bad Robot, announced a partnership with ChAIR, the developers of the mobile gaming hit series Infinity Blade. Titled Spyjinx, the game will offer RPG character building in a world filled with espionage. Though details about the game remain scarce, interested players can sign up for a closed beta that will launch in 2016.

While ChAIR’s Infinity Blade games brought them plenty of fans in the mobile space, the developer also worked on the acclaimed Metroid and Castelvania-like sidescroller Shadow Complex for the Xbox 360.

Abrams and ChAIR’s Donald Mustard appeared in the video below with Geoff Keighley to discuss how the project came about, and what the two companies are learning from each other in the process.

Watch the full interview below for more on Spyjinx, which is expected to be released on PCs and mobile devices in 2016.


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