After the recent reveal and release of Doctor Who: The Runaway, which is an animated VR experience, we are now getting a full cinematic feature-length VR video-game based in the Doctor Who universe.
This will be developed by Maze Theory and published by PlayStack, and be named Doctor Who: The Edge of Time. This will give fans the chance to be transported into the globally beloved world of aliens, mystery and wonder. Which will allow them to go on a fully interactive adventure with inspiration from the shows 55-years history, and starring the latest Doctor, played by Jodie Whittaker.
Players will solve mind-bending puzzles, grapple with classic monsters and encounter new horizons in a quest to find the Doctor and defeat a powerful force that threatens to destroy the fabric of reality.
On this upcoming VR game, Bradley Crook, Head of Digital Entertainment & Games for BBC Studios said;
“VR is the perfect home for a truly immersive Doctor Who adventure. Fans and newcomers alike will be able experience the universe of Doctor Who like never before, working with the Doctor and facing enemies new and old. Gaming is a key part of the future of Doctor Who and allows us to tell new and exciting stories beyond the TV screen.”
Marcus Moresby, Maze Theory Creative Director said;
“Maze Theory is committed to re-defining storytelling through awesome, innovative and immersive experiences in virtual reality. Doctor Whois an incredibly exciting and timeless franchise with a passionate and committed global fan base. We are looking to give them an entirely new experience; an opportunity to team-up with the Doctor and feel like they are in the show. This of course includes piloting the TARDIS, a dream come true for fans!”
Finally, Harvey Elliott,PlayStack CEO said;
“Virtual Reality is unmatched in its ability to transport people to far flung worlds. PlayStack has always seen this as the central promise of the technology, and for us there’s no better place to take players than the iconic, eccentric, and deeply fascinating world of Doctor Who. We are delighted to be working with Maze Theory and the BBC Studios on this flagship VR project, and can’t wait for fans to experience the game for themselves.”
Doctor Who: The Edge Of Time will launch in September 2019 on PlayStation VR, Oculus Rift, Oculus Quest, HTC VIVE and the upcoming VIVE Cosmos.