Crisis on the Planet of the Apes VR Game Coming Soon
21st Century Fox have revealed a new Virtual Reality video game called “Crisis on the Planet of the Apes”, which will cost $14.99 and will be released on Oculus Rift, HTC Vive and PlayStation VR on April 3rd.
This will be a first-person game, which is set in-between the “Rise of the Planet of the Apes” and “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes” movies, and will let players experience the world of the franchise from the perspective of an ape who has been captured by humans, and now has to escape from their research facility.
Five years since its outbreak, the Simian Flu has wiped out half of humanity and left other primates…evolved. Now at the crossroads of two species’ destinies, you are an ape with advanced intelligence, captured and held prisoner in a heavily guarded scientific facility as mankind desperately searches for a cure. Your mission: confront human aggression as you climb, jump and shoot through the chaos of an apocalyptic world to escape with your fellow apes and return home to Caesar.
“Crisis on the Planet of the Apes” will be the first VR game to be released by FoxNext, which recently released a X-Files mobile game, is working on a Marvel mobile game called Strike Force and a new AAA game based on Avatar.
“VR has always held the promise of bringing together the cinematic storytelling of film and the deeply immersive interactivity of games. ‘Crisis on the Planet of the Apes’ VR takes this potential to the next level,” said Foxnext VR Studio senior VP and GM Brendan Handler. “We set out to give the fan a lead role in this dark Planet of the Apes world – to feel the ape’s strength, power and movement as he fights his way to safety.”
Here is a trailer for the game: