Sony and the BBC have joined forces to bring Doctor Who to PlayStation Home, the console’s 3D social gaming platform, from the end of this month.
The platform’s 31 million users will be able to interact with iconic elements, explore and customise environments, and watch content from the popular television series in a social atmosphere.
Doctor Who fans can enjoy dynamic features based on the show’s most popular characters and scenery, such as the Eleventh Doctor and River Song costumes, and a TARDIS- themed private space and clubhouse.
Users can also visit the Doctor Who-themed LOOT Space Station Theatre for additional video content from BBC Worldwide and shop for Doctor Who items – both virtual and real.
“We’re really excited to be bringing this much-loved series to social and virtual worlds,” said Simon Hutson, senior vice president digital development at BBC Worldwide. “Discovering new ways to engage with our fans is incredibly important to us, especially as we approach Doctor Who’s 50th year.”
“We are committed to preserving the spirit and aesthetic of Doctor Who while introducing this historic franchise to PlayStation®Home” said David Sterling, vice president of business development, LOOT Entertainment. “It’s the same Doctor Who millions have loved for almost 50 years—with a virtual, interactive, and social twist.”