Doctor Who: The Edge of Time Coming to VR in September 2019
One of the biggest British television shows ever is coming to VR and fans cannot wait.
What about the rest of us?
We should be pretty hyped, too, and not least of which is because Doctor Who is a cool show with concepts that are readily transferable to video games.
The game will involve taking the Tardis through various periods in history (just like in the show, natch) and they have to solve puzzles and overcome enemies to figure out the mystery behind a virus that threatens to tear the universe apart.
Developers Maze Theory promise to stick as close to the spirit of the show as possible but they will be adding some new things in here and there to take advantage of the VR format for Doctor Who.
Coming out this fall for PlayStation VR, Oculus Rift, Oculus Quest, HTC VIVE and VIVE Cosmos, Doctor Who: The Edge of Time will feature the voice talents of Jodie Whittaker as well as input from the amazing team behind the show. TechRadar reports that one of the BBC showrunners is writing the script for The Edge of Time which means you won’t have to worry about something that doesn’t fit in with the vibe of the television show.
But with 60 years of canon and fandom to cater to in a game, the devs behind The Edge of Time certainly have their work cut out for them.
The demo that TechRadar played featured tank-like controls and head tracking with gameplay mechanics that don’t emphasize direct combat but also don’t offer up puzzles that are extremely difficult or trying.
This is because the devs want to appeal to the wide gamut of the Doctor Who fanbase, many of which might not have ever played a VR game before.
TechRadar writes, “The Edge of Time is not combat-based, instead requiring the player to solve various puzzles – such as finding the junkyard items – in order to progress, almost like a Doctor Who immersive escape room. But Maze Theory is focusing on creating a title that will appeal to the whole family, so don’t expect these puzzles to be so complicated that they hinder your experience – that’s not the intention.”
What we gather from that is that the Doctor Who VR game will basically be an approximation of the show and its content in an interactive, VR format.
And if you ask any dedicated Doctor Who fan, that’s all they ever really wanted.