VRFocus reported last week that developer The Farm 51 had launched a pre-order campaign for educational virtual reality (VR) experience Chernobyl VR Project. Through G2A.com users can essentially buy the title and make a donation to those effected by the disaster at the same tie. The project supports head-mounted displays such as Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, Gear VR and PlayStation VR. If you happen to own an Oculus Rift however, Chernobyl VR Project is now available on Oculus Home through Early Access.
Chernobyl VR Project uses advanced 3D scans of locations and buildings, spherical photography, stereoscopic videos and augmented reality solutions, that The Farm 51 has captured of the Chernobyl nuclear power station that went into meltdown in 1986 and the nearby abandoned town of Pripyat where the majority of the plants workers lived. In certain areas the site is still highly radioactive and so projects like this help more of the world see into areas very few are allowed to go.
You can download the Chernobyl VR Project now for £10.99 GBP, and Oculus VR describes the experience as intense, so those who easily suffer with simulator sickness may want to give it a miss.
For owners of the other headsets which the title supports there isn’t an exact release date. The Farm 51 is currently running a Steam Greenlight campaign for Chernobyl VR Project which lists a date of July 2016, which would be for HTC Vive, but no details have yet been provided for Gear VR.
VRFocus will continue its coverage of Chernobyl VR Project, reporting back with any new updates from The Farm 51.