New Launch Trailer for Doctor Who: The Edge of Time
Today, publisher PlayStack and Developer Maze Theory are excited to reveal the Launch Trailer for Doctor Who: The Edge Of Time, the feature-length Doctor Who VR videogame. Launching tomorrow on November 12th (£19.99 / $24.99) for for PlayStation VR, Oculus Rift, HTC Vive and HTC Vive Cosmos, with Oculus Quest coming later this year.
Players will visit Victorian London, escape from a space-stranded cruiser and explore an Egyptian temple as they operate the TARDIS across the Doctor Who universe, under guidance from The Doctor herself, played by Jodie Whittaker.
Crafted with countless references to the show and its 55-year history, Doctor Who: The Edge Of Time combines action, horror and sci-fi, equipping players with the Sonic Screwdriver to solve mind-bending puzzles, escape treacherous environments and come face-to-face with classic Doctor Who monsters, all within virtual reality for the first time ever. Escape from Weeping Angels, face off against brand-new monsters and pilot a Dalek shell to harness its’ fearsome weaponry in a thrilling and immersive single-player adventure!
Become Part Of Doctor Who – a thrilling single-player adventure developed by Sony London alumni (VR Worlds, The London Heist, Blood and Truth), Doctor Who: The Edge Of Time will immerse players in Doctor Who like never before as they travel across space and time to save reality.
Wield The Sonic Screwdriver – With exhilarating moment-to-moment gameplay, wield the Sonic Screwdriver to solve fiendish puzzles and traverse a dangerous universe full of challenges, enemies and wonder.
Stunning Cinematic Visuals – From the Dalekanium of a Dalek’s shell, to the stone-cold terror of a Weeping Angel, experience stunning visuals that bring the show to life!
Doctor Who Talent – Featuring Jodie Whittaker as the voice of The Doctor and Nicholas Briggs as the voice of the Daleks, in a story written by Gavin Collinson – Digital Producer for Doctor Who and author
Oculus Quest Support – experience the next level of immersion with Oculus Quest, as you explore the Doctor Who universe without boundaries in untethered virtual reality
Doctor Who: The Edge Of Time will launch November 12th worldwide for PlayStation VR, Oculus Rift, HTC Vive and HTC Vive Cosmos, with Oculus Quest coming later this year.
Doctor Who: The Edge Of Time is a Maze Theory production for BBC Studios
PlayStack is a new breed of publisher bringing world-class expertise, and a drive to support and promote innovative games from the next generation of game developers. PlayStack offers end-to-end funding, publishing expertise, and tech to build a strong gamer audience and community to empower developers.
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.
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.