Crisis on the Planet of the Apes, a new Virtual Reality game based on the classic sci-fi film saga, is coming to PlayStation VR, Oculus Rift, and HTC Vive on April 3rd.
Produced by the FoxNext VR Studio in partnership with Imaginati Studios, the game is set between the Rise and Dawn of the Planet of the Apes movies, and casts the player as “an intelligent ape”.
Five years since its outbreak, the Simian Flu has wiped out half of humanity and left other primates…evolved.
Now at the crossroads of two species’ destinies, you are an ape with advanced intelligence, captured and held prisoner in a heavily guarded scientific facility as mankind desperately searches for a cure.
Your mission: Climb, jump and shoot through the chaos of a violent new world to escape with your fellow apes and return home to Caesar.
From a primate’s perspective, the player becomes part of the storyline, captured and forced into deadly conflict with humans, fighting for their lives as they attempt to escape captivity.
Players can expect to band together with other captive apes, confront human violence and channel primate instincts to survive.
“VR has always held the promise of bringing together the cinematic storytelling of film and the deeply immersive interactivity of games,” said Brendan Handler, SVP & GM, FoxNext VR Studio.
“Crisis on the Planet of the Apes VR takes this potential to the next level.”
“We set out to give the fan a lead role in this dark Planet of the Apes world – to feel the ape’s strength, power and movement as he fights his way to safety.”
“The Apes franchise supplies the perfect opportunity for players to become part of an apocalyptic world from the perspective of a different species for the first time ever,” Martin Alltimes, CEO, Imaginati Studios.
“We wanted to balance visceral combat with a plot-driven narrative that leaves you questioning your innate allegiance to humanity.”