Revealed last month, “Doctor Who: The Edge Of Time” is a feature-length VR videogame that will transport fans into a globally-beloved world of aliens, mystery and wonder.
Players will embark on a brand-new and fully-interactive adventure, inspired by the show’s 55-year history and starring the Doctor’s current incarnation, played by Jodie Whittaker.
This month, developer Maze Theory is proud to reveal a series of behind the scenes videos, showcasing some of the monsters which will appear in the game, as well as a developer diary chronicling their journey in bringing the universe of Doctor Who to VR.
Doctor Who: The Edge Of Time will launch on PlayStation VR, Oculus Rift, HTC Vive and Vive Cosmos in September 2019. Stay tuned for further reveals!
The weeping angels utilise a classic horror game mechanic, so the team have been excited to work with them.
Daleks in VR are incredibly imposing. Getting up close to them, seeing the textures of the metal and reflectivity are awe-inspiring (in a terrifying kind of way!).
Jump scares work really well in VR! They are a brilliant technique. Be warned.
Being able to create new monsters for the show and add to the canon is hugely exciting. We’re making Doctor Who history!
When working in VR, because people can move around, get up close and experience the monsters from any angle, it’s really important to get the quality and accuracy just right. It feels very real!
Take a look at the making of Doctor Who: The Edge of Time in the first developer diary from the team. Learn how the game aims to create an authentic experience true to the globally beloved show!
Hydrorks are brand-new and unique to Doctor Who: The Edge of Time. They are vicious amphibians, sometimes used as guards by races like the Stenza and Zygons. They are incredibly eerie, slimy and have a penchant for staring at you! These deadly carnivores have no table manners and possess a real taste for human flesh, with their hunger never being sated.
A horrific nightmare fully realised in VR for the first time. A terrifying and powerful species of quantum-locked humanoids who are as old as the universe. They appear to be ‘weeping’ because they cover their eyes so as not to get frozen for eternity by other angels. Be warned, you think you know fast and frightening? Experience them in VR.
Incredibly imposing in VR, Daleks hail from the planet Skaro and their main leader – Davros – is an evil scientist of the Kaled race. They were once Kaleds but were badly mutated from nuclear war.
Davros genetically modified them, integrating them with a tank-like robotic shell and removing every emotion apart from hate. AVOID AT ALL COSTS!
Doctor Who: The Edge Of Time is a Maze Theory production for BBC Studios
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About Maze Theory
Maze Theory is the new start up immersive entertainment studio led by former Activision and Sony PlayStation veterans and London based creative agency Output Group.
It is committed to redefining storytelling through awesome, innovative and immersive experiences in virtual reality.
The studio launched in April 2018.
The leadership team comprises of former Activision MD Geoff Heath OBE, former Sony PlayStation marketing director Mark Hardy, founder of Output Group Ian Hambleton, former Found Studio creative director Marcus Moresby and former Sony PlayStation executive producer Russell Harding.
Since launch the studio has expanded its team further with several former PlayStation hires.
It is currently developing soon-to-be-announced high profile projects with major IP partners, as well as working on its own original VR gaming content. For more information visit https://www.maze-theory.com/
About BBC Studios
BBC Studios, a global content company with British creativity at its heart, is a commercial subsidiary of the BBC Group. Formed in April 2018 by the merger of BBC Worldwide and BBC Studios, it spans content financing, development, production, sales, branded services and ancillaries.
BBC Studios’ award-winning British programmes are internationally recognised across a broad range of genres and specialisms.
It has offices in 22 markets globally, including seven production bases in the UK and production bases and partnerships in a further nine countries around the world. The company, which makes 2500 hours of content a year, is a champion for British creativity around the world and a committed partner for the UK’s independent sector.
BBC Studios has revenue of £1.4bn, and returns around £200m to the BBC Group annually, complementing the BBC’s licence fee and enhancing programmes for UK audiences.
About Doctor Who
Doctor Who is one of the longest running action adventure television series in the world spanning 55 years and winning over 100 awards.
This quintessentially British show has a huge global following, with 9.6m fans across social platforms/channels and 100m video views on YouTube in the last year alone. It was the most tweeted about drama programme brand in the UK throughout 2018. Doctor Who is sold to over 249 territories.
Series 11 achieved the 2nd biggest UK drama launch of 2018 and the 3rd most watched Doctor Who series since its return in 2005. It outperformed channel averages internationally and delivered double digit series on series increases in the US and Canada.
It has been honoured by Guinness World Records as the longest running science-fiction series in the world. Doctor Who has a proven track-record in consumer products and live entertainment with over four and a half million Sonic Screwdrivers sold in the past eleven years, over 13 million action figures sold since 2005, over 19 million DVDS sold globally and over one million tickets sold for live events.
Jonas “O.J” Ek
The Gaming Ground
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