Published by PlayStack and developed by Maze Theory, Doctor Who: The Edge Of Time launches on Oculus Quest today (with cross-buy supported for Oculus Rift) for $19.99 / £15.99!
Transporting fans into a globally-beloved world of aliens, mystery and wonder, Doctor Who: The Edge Of Time lets fans embark on a classic Doctor Who adventure, inspired by the show’s 55-year history and starring the Doctor’s current incarnation, played by Jodie Whittaker.
In addition to untethered VR support, letting fans explore the Doctor Who universe at will, is a number of improvements upon the original release, including options for rapid-turning and faster movement.
Also available today for PC VR platforms is the ‘Quick Play’ feature: letting players jump straight into the Tardis, arm themselves within a Dalek’s shell, or come face-to-face with the Weeping Angels!
Ian Hambleton CEO of Maze Theory said “The Quest version is a big milestone for us. Whilst it’s a more complicated development process we see this headset and others like it as the future of VR. Untethered movement is a huge gain for users and developers and we are seeing this momentum reflected in the popularity of Quest and its hardware / software sales. VR is really tipping into the mainstream and we’re excited to be part of the wave this January!
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.