Its been awhile since the team behind The Apollo 11 VR Experience – Immersive VR Education – made any new announcements, but this week they’ve unveiled some interesting news. Not only has the project won awards but it’ll soon be coming to two new virtual reality (VR) platforms as well.
The Apollo 11 VR Experience is primarily designed around education, teaching users about what it’s like to go into space and the technical challenges the first astronauts faced. So its no surprise that the project recently won ‘Best Educational Experience’ at the recent 2016 Proto Awards in Hollywood.
The team have also been working to bring the experience to more platforms, announcing that both PlayStation VR and Samsung Gear VR would be supported. Both versions are scheduled to launch later this year, and for backers of the Kickstarter project who pledged $10 USD or more they’ll get the Gear VR version completely free.
Immersive VR Education is also working on a brand new immersive project called Titanic VR, which VRFocus reported on last week. As the name and image suggest, this will be based on the famous ship that sank after hitting an iceberg in 1912. The project will allow users to explore the ship, controlling their own submarine and ROVs to head down into the dark depths, 12,500 feet under the North Atlantic Ocean. The developer will be running another Kickstarter crowd-funding campaign to bring the experience to life. No details have been made available as to which platforms will be supported, so keep reading VRFocus for all the latest news when we get it.