A new virtual reality Doctor Who game is coming to the PlayStation VR, Oculus Rift, Oculus Quest, HTC VIVE and upcoming VIVE Cosmos platforms this September
Featuring the voice of Jodie Whittaker and developed by Maze Theory, Doctor Who: The Edge Of Time will transport fans into a world of aliens, mystery and wonder, letting them embark on a brand-new and fully-interactive adventure.
Armed with the Sonic Screwdriver 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.
The Doctor has been hurled through time to the end of the universe. A virus that threatens to rip apart reality itself has been unleashed. Players can pilot the TARDIS on a journey across worlds both familiar and strange to recover a series of powerful time crystals that can repair spacetime and ultimately, save the universe itself.
Head of Digital Entertainment & Games for BBC Studios, Bradley Crooks 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.”
Maze Theory Creative Director, Marcus Moresby said: “Maze Theory is committed to re-defining storytelling through awesome, innovative and immersive experiences in virtual reality.
Doctor Who is 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!”
Harvey Elliott, CEO of games publisher PlayStack, added: “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.”