Long-running sci-fi TV series Doctor Who stepped into the realm of virtual reality (VR) twice in 2019. First via interactive animation Doctor Who: The Runaway and then Doctor Who: The Edge of Time. The latter was the work of British developer Maze Theory, offering fans the best opportunity to step into this richly diverse world across a variety of headsets including PlayStation VR. Today, it’s been announced that Doctor Who: The Edge of Time will be getting a physical release for European territories.
While the digital version has been available for several months, for those gamers who love a disk-based collection they’ll only need to wait until next month. It’s also been revealed that the physical edition will include a new Quick Play feature allowing fans to jump straight into specific parts of the experience including the Tardis, Dalek Shooter and (if you really want to) come up close and personal with the Weeping Angels.
The videogame was developed in collaboration with BBC Studios, featuring an original story where you and the Doctor have to travel across space and time to save reality. Current Doctor Jodie Whittaker continues to voice the character to retain the TV show’s authenticity, helping you solve puzzles using her trusty sonic screwdriver. With locations ranging from a space-stranded cruiser, Victorian London and an Egyptian temple, there are plenty of easter eggs for you to find.
When VRFocus reviewed Doctor Who: The Edge of Time, last year we gave the title three stars, commenting: “Parts of the experience are great and showcase high production values – the storyline, locations and acting for instance. Doctor Who: The Edge of Time is one for the hardcore fans out there.”
Doctor Who: The Edge of Time will see a physical release on 13th March 2020 across European retail locations. No word on a North American release just yet. VRFocus will continue its coverage of Maze Theory and its VR projects, reporting back with further updates.
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