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The Sons of Anarchy video game will be on tablets, not consoles

Owen S. Good is a longtime veteran of video games writing, well known for his coverage of sports and racing games.

The Sons of Anarchy video game that the show's creator, Kurt Sutter, has shopped and touted over the past few years will be a "very high-end tablet game," Sutter said on his regular YouTube Show.

Sutter didn't give a release date but said he expects the game to launch in October. He promised that it will be "really fucking awesome," but the tablet-only detail is an unexpected twist for something he touted in February as a first-person, action adventure game with high-definition graphics. Fans took that for some kind of traditional console or PC game, which Sutter himself seemed determined to pitch to publishers back in 2012.

Two years ago, as fans clamored for any kind of adaptation of the hit series about a northern California outlaw motorcycle club, Sutter vowed that any game based on the series wouldn't be "some slapcrap browser thing," and went on to disparage the 2012 Game of Thrones video game for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.

Sutter said he shopped the idea to Rockstar Games, figuring the Grand Theft Auto maker would be perfect for what he had in mind, but evidently that studio said no dice. Parent company Take-Two Interactive has, for the past seven years, been averse to publishing licensed IP.

Sons of Anarchy, the action-packed biker soap opera starring Charlie Hunnam and Katey Sagal (Sutter's wife), kicks off its seventh and final season on Sept. 9 on FX.

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