More GamesMaster TV Show Return Details Released


Further details concerning the return of video gaming TV show GamesMaster have been released.

Originally running 1992 to 1998 and hosted by Dominik Diamond (with a year out when Dexter Fletcher hosted), GamesMaster was must-see TV for any fan of gaming.

News of the show’s return occured around the same time as it turned out that Diamond and others would be contributing to a crowdfunded book, GamesMaster: The Oral History.

The rebooted show will be a co-production between Future Plc’s Barcroft TV and Alaska TV, and air first on E4’s YouTube channel before appearing on the terrestrial E4.

A press release states: “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.”

Moore sadly passed away in 2012, which opens the door not just for a new host for GamesMaster, but for a new GamesMaster, too.

Executive producer at Barcroft TV is John Farrar (presumably not the Australian music producer): “I grew up watching GamesMaster and feel a real sense of pride and responsibility in bringing this ground breaking brand back to life […] Although the games have changed, the energy, mayhem and punk spirit of the original show will be unmistakably the same.”

That’s pretty encouraging, but of course we won’t know until the new GamesMaster hits devices in 2022.

(Via PCGamer)