There’s a new Dr Who game coming this September, and it’s coming to VR!
Developed by Maze Theory, a developer consisting of ex-PlayStation and Activision devs, this new VR adventure looks to be an intriguing new Time Lord adventure for Whoovians.
Armed with the iconic 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. They will face the infamous Daleks and other known faces from the Doctor’s world plus some brand new never-before-seen monsters as they travel through stunning cinematic environments that truly bring the show to life!
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 and Games for BBC Studios Bradley Crooks has said, “VR is the perfect home for a truly immersive Doctor Who adventure. Fans and newcomers alike will be able [to] 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.”
According to the game’s press release, The Edge of Time is inspired by the show’s 55-year history. Expect a bevy of references from across the long-running series.
Dr Who: The Edge of Time will see players explore a feature-length cinematic experience as Jodie Whittaker’s incarnation as The Doctor. If you’re a fan of the new series, you’ll be a fan of this.
The game will be available this September for PlayStation VR, Oculus Rift, Oculus Quest, HTC VIVE and the upcoming VIVE Cosmos.