Want to jump into the world of Doctor Who but don’t own a VR headset yourself? Fear not; we have a solution.
As you may know, UK-based Maze Theory will launch Doctor Who: The Edge of Time on home-based VR headsets this month. This will be a feature-length, story-driven experience in which players will travel time and space in a mission to help the Doctor herself. Later on in the month, however, the developer will bring an abridged version of the experience to arcades around the world.
This 20 minute experience will adapt three of the original game’s levels for arcades. That includes some iconic moments, like exploring the Tardis in VR and, for the brave, going face-to-face with the horrifying Weeping Angels. The full game, meanwhile, includes an expanded story where the Doctor (voiced by Jodie Whittaker), is trapped at the Edge of Time. You have to stop a new villain from unleashing a universe-destroying virus.
The experience will reach over 100 arcades via providers like Synthesis VR, SpringboardVR, Ctrl V and Vive Arcade. You can see a full list of locations right here. VR arcades have become an increasingly important part of helping developers raise revenue whilst headsets continue to grow their install bases.
Look for the experience at your local arcade starting November 23rd. That’s Doctor Who day, apparently. Meanwhile, The Edge of Time hits PC VR and PSVR headsets on November 12th. A Quest edition will arrive around a month later.
Will you be seeking out the Doctor Who VR arcade game or will you be getting the home version? Let us know in the comments below!