Actor Sean Pertwee, most recently known for his portrayal of Alfred Pennyworth in TV drama series Gotham, is set to star in an upcoming virtual reality (VR) videogame currently in development at Coatsink. The title has not yet been revealed, though Coatsink has been enthusiastic about VR for some time, launching debut experience Esper early in the life of the Gear VR and currently adapting it for the consumer version of the Oculus Rift.
The revelation came from Tom Beardsmore, CEO of Coatsink, in a tweet today. Stating that it was a ‘total honour’ to work with Pertwee and revealing that their time together was for an announced ‘upcoming VR project’. Coatsink has previously informed VRFocus that other VR titles are in the works at the studio for various head-mounted displays (HMDs), but no official announcements have yet been made.
Pertwee has previously lent his vocal talents to numerous videogame titles, including the PlayStation 3 exclusive PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale, Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag, Killzone and Killzone 2, Warhammer 40,000: Fire Warrior and the Fable series. Other roles include stage, television and movie credits for the likes of Cold Feet, Dog Soldiers, Operation Good Guys and Event Horizon.
As stated above, it’s not yet known which form this project will take aside from being a VR videogame. Formats, release date and even the merest hint of gameplay details are yet to be revealed. However, VRFocus will be meeting with developer Coatsink at this month’s EGX, Birmingham, and will keep you updated with any further details on the project.