Available Now: FoxNext VR Studio Unleashes CRISIS ON THE PLANET OF THE APES VR On Playstation VR, Oculus Rift And HTC Vive
Channel Primate Instincts to Survive an Apocalyptic World as a Hyper-Intelligent Ape in this New First-Person Action Adventure VR Game
The FoxNext VR Studio today announced the availability of Crisis on the Planet of the Apes VR on PlayStation®VR, Oculus Rift, and HTC Vive. Set in a never-before-seen Planet of the Apes world, Crisis on the Planet of the Apes VR is a full-on first-person action-adventure VR game produced in partnership with Imaginati Studios.
You are an ape with advanced intelligence, captured and held prisoner in a heavily guarded scientific facility as mankind desperately searches for a cure to the Simian Flu, which has wiped out most of humanity. You must climb, jump, arm yourself, and fight your way through the chaos of an apocalyptical world to escape with fellow Apes and return home at the crossroads of two species’ destinies.
“There’s power in being able to feel both the physical aspects and emotional conscience of an Ape with advanced intelligence. Players will move like an ape while experiencing first-hand, the discrimination and reprehensible treatment of the Apes in this universe,” said Brendan Handler, SVP & GM, FoxNext VR Studio. “Bringing this level of immersive gameplay to the long legacy of what Fox does best – compelling storytelling – is at the core what FoxNext VR Studios delivers to VR gamers.”
Crisis on the Planet of the Apes VR introduces an innovative set of motion mechanics in VR. For the first time, players are able to feel the strength and vigour of an Ape with every movement, from running, climbing and moving to cover, as they confront humans in an effort to survive. Moving as an Ape, players will come into contact with other survivors, humans and fellow Apes alike, who have spent the last five years navigating a global catastrophe, as the world they knew came crashing down.
The immersive environment is further amplified with premium surround sound, developed in partnership with DTS for Oculus Rift and HTC Vive. This creative effort brings exceptional audio expertise to the Apes universe and is a critical priority for the VR Studio. The natural collaboration with DTS uniquely intensifies the richness of the game.
“The Crisis on The Planet of the Apes storyline becomes even more compelling as players experience immersive audio from DTS. It heightens the senses and brings you even deeper into the story,” said Geir Skaaden, EVP, Chief Production and Services Officer, Xperi Corp.
Crisis on the Planet of the Apes VR is now available on PlayStation®VR for £11.99, Oculus Rift for £10.99, and HTC Vive for £11.39.
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FoxNext is driving immersive, next generation entertainment experiences in the areas of augmented and virtual reality, mobile, console/PC games and location-based entertainment across Twentieth Century Fox Film and Fox Networks Group.
FoxNext VR Studio collaborates with leading VR storytellers to create immersive 360 and interactive experiences, often joining forces with the industry’s foremost filmmakers. The award-winning Alien Covenant: In Utero VR Experience was developed with Ridley Scott and RSA VR, and released in parallel with the film. Isle of Dogs: Behind the Scenes is a 360 video produced in partnership with Wes Anderson, his production team, and Felix & Paul Studios, and premiered at New Frontier at the Sundance Film Festival. Crisis on the Planet of the Apes VR will be the first VR Game released by the division, to be followed by Alien, currently in production.
ABOUT IMAGINATI SUDIOS
Founded in 2015, The Imaginati Studios is an independent British games developer based in Ealing Studios, London. Its mission is to challenge how narrative is treated in video games, find new ways to tell stories and, in the process, raise the prominence of writing, cinema and performance within games. It develops games for all platforms.
Since 1993, DTS, a wholly owned subsidiary of Xperi Corporation (NASDAQ: XPER), has been dedicated to making the world sound better. Through its pioneering audio solutions for mobile devices, home theater systems, cinema, automotive and beyond, DTS provides incredibly high-quality, immersive and engaging audio experiences to listeners everywhere. DTS technology is integrated in more than two billion devices globally, and the world's leading video and music streaming services are increasingly choosing DTS to deliver premium sound to their listeners’ network-connected devices.