VRFocus first heard about The Farm 51’s virtual reality (VR) experience Chernobyl VR Project back in April 2015. Now the developer has released a new 360-degree trailer giving a immersive look at the soon to be released title.
As the name suggests Chernobyl VR Project will give viewers the opportunity to take a virtual tour of the area around the nuclear reactor disaster site which went into meltdown in 1986. The tour will take you to Pripyat the town closest to the site and where the majority of the workers lived.
The Farm 51 has also stated that it’ll be make donations to those affected by the disaster, saying: “The most important decision is the declaration of donating part of the proceeds from the sales of the Chernobyl VR Project to foundations helping the victims of the disaster.In association with the Polish-Ukrainian Open Dialog Foundation, we will select organizations to provide support to (10, 30, or 60 percent of sales profit, depending on the application version). In doing so, we hope that we contribute to helping the victims, and that the initiative will give our project another educational and social dimension.”
Chernobyl VR Project will support Oculus Rift, HTC Vive and PlayStation VR head-mounted displays (HMDs), with the Oculus Rift scheduled to see the first release in June 2016.
VRFocus will continue its coverage of Chernobyl VR Project, reporting back any further announcements.