BBC to develop Weakest Link game

Good buy?

A computer game based on the hit TV game show the Weakest Link is being developed.

The BBC is working with games publisher, Activision (which distributes Quake), to create a version of the show for PC and console gamers.

According to BBC Multimedia, versions of the game for the PC CD-ROM, PlayStation and the PlayStation 2 by the end of the year. Activision also have an option to develop the game for Microsoft's forthcoming X-Box console.

The quiz debuted with audiences of 14.7 million on America's NBC TV station last night, and a BBC Multimedia spokeswoman said the game would remain as true as possible to the format of the show.

This will include voiceovers by Anne Robinson which are likely to include suitably barbed put-downs.

Separate versions of the game will be create for different international territories and it'll be interesting to see which country is set the easiest questions.

Everybody has their own ideas about who the "weakest link" among different countries is (never their own country of course) and perhaps the questions developed for the game will stir as much controversy as the show itself... ®

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