Coming to PSVR, Oculus, and Vive soon.
Developer Maze Theory’s “cinematic, feature-length” Doctor Who VR game, The Edge of Time, is right around the corner, with a PlayStation VR, Oculus, and Vive release still pencilled in for the rapidly dwindling month of September. And in anticipation of that imminent launch, there’s a new trailer offering a few additional gameplay glimpses.
Previously, Maze Theory revealed that The Edge of Time would ask players, safely ensconced in their VR headsets, to “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”. That adventure would involve journeying to destinations “both familiar and strange to recover a series of powerful time crystals”.
To date, Maze Theory has shown very little in the way of gameplay for its Jodie-Whittaker-starring virtual reality experience, with the exception of one exceedingly brown introductory sequence in a Cole Hill junkyard, initially demoed during this year’s San Diego Comicon. That early snatch saw players, with a little help from the Doctor, summoning the TARDIS into being in order to escape a Dalek invasion.
The new gameplay trailer (thanks IGN) offers a few more teases of things to come, including intergalactic puzzling, a spot of TARDIS tinkering, spirited sonic screwdriving, and some run-ins with classic Who foes. And, thankfully, it’s at least a little more vibrant than those opening moments shown earlier this year. Granted, beyond the few predictable cameos on display, the trailer doesn’t exactly scream Doctor Who, but hopefully the final game will look a bit less generic sci-fi and make good use of the iconic series.
We’ll know more when Doctor Who: The Edge of Time arrives on PSVR, Oculus, and Vive soon.