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Experience The World of ‘Doctor Who’ with New Virtual Reality Game

Doctor Who fans can now play a PlayStation VR game featuring Doctor 13, the role portrayed by actress Jodie Whittaker. The BBC America booth at Comic-Con is offering a “Doctor Who” virtual reality feature this year. Jodie Whittaker, the star of the weekend series is making an appearance in “Doctor Who: The Edge of Time”. It is a PlayStation VR game being showcased for the first time, in San Diego.

The PlayStack-produced game, developed by London’s Maze Theory, places players within a 3D world and offers an experience similar to a Doctor Who episode. Players have to assist Doctor 13, the version of the character played by Jodie Whittaker. “Doctor Who: The Edge of Time” is set to be offered for sale during September.

Ian Hambleton, CEO, and co-founder, Maze Theory, revealed that the game took approximately a year to develop. According to him, the game starts in a time-frame after the conclusion of the previous “Doctor Who” season. The game, by itself, is a standalone episode of Doctor Who. In the game’s setting, the Doctor needs help from her assistant (or the player) to embark on a mission for reclaim TARDIS, her time machine. She needs to find it to immobilise a virus that can destroy the universe.

On their journey, the gamers will come in contact with two famous villains, the haunting cemetery figure Weeping Angels and the mutant Daleks. Also, they will also face two fresh species of never-before-seen villains. These new adversaries are the Zylisters zombies and Hydrorks, a flesh-eating creature species.

The game offers five levels of gameplay and a total playtime of approximately 4-5 hours. Playthrough time is set to vary based on the ability of gamers.

This game is meant for players who are 15 years or above. The game does offer a good amount of Easter eggs for avid fans including notes or props related to Doctor 13. But, players who are not fans of the series can also gain a favourable gaming experience. – Ian Hambleton

 

A curiosity in a junkyward. Does The Edge of Time bring you back to where it all began? (c) BBC Studios

Whittaker is the thirteenth Doctor Who, and the first woman in the show’s long history to step into the character’s shoes. She has also contributed to the development of the game. Hambleton has revealed over 2 and a half hours of audio was recorded by Whittaker, and she has also shot for scenes in which her character has made holographic appearances. Players can witness Whittaker explaining mission objectives, offering tips, and giving out information about what they encounter.

One of the scenes we have been given so far shows a laundromat… (c) BBC Studios

The three-dimensional, 360-degree world within the game looks quite similar to that within the TV series. Gamers will find the difficulty level reasonable, as it is not too tough and not too easy. A demo of the game was showcased recently, and it featured the voice of Whittaker.

The game is centred around journeys of the thirteenth Doctor, and its overall experience is a combination of escape rooms, laser puzzles, and drama.

The game can be played on PlayStation VR, HTC Vive, Vive Cosmos and Oculus Rift.

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