Doctor Who: The Edge of Time is released across various virtual reality (VR) headsets today. Now, the game’s developer, Maze Theory, has confirmed it has also been working on a location-based entertainment (LBE) version, which it will release in 100 VR arcades worldwide, located across the UK, Europe, Asia, and North America.
As the DWC has previously reported, the game sees a mysterious new adversary threatening the fabric of reality and the only person who can stop them is you. In the game, the player can visit alien worlds, travel to Victorian London or the far future, solve puzzles, and face off against classic monsters such as the Daleks and the Weeping Angels. And the Doctor herself will be on hand to offer help when she can — voiced by Jodie Whitaker, herself.
The LBE version of Doctor Who: The Edge of Time will be a special customised edition of the full game with three modified levels, allowing for 20 minutes of gameplay. Ian Hambleton, Chief Executive of Maze Theory, says the appeal of working on a Doctor Who project is its scope:
The reason we’re so excited with VR is that we see it as a whole new entertainment medium that sits between immersive theatre, gaming, and TV and film… We really get excited by things like Doctor Who because, in VR, you can do things that you can’t do in the real world… travelling through time, going to strange new worlds, experiencing all of that… being able to choose those places that will be most immersive.
So, on 23rd November, fans will be able to enjoy an arcade version of The Edge of Time in VR arcades around the world. The full game will be widely available for those with VR headsets, but the arcade version will let anyone try the experience.
For those who own a VR headset Doctor Who: The Edge of Time launches today (12th November 2019) for PlayStation VR, Oculus Rift, HTC Vive and HTC Vive Cosmos. You can watch the trailer, below.