Popular AMC series Breaking Bad may have finished several years ago but that hasn’t stopped the show’s creator Vince Gilligan plans for further content based on the idea. Recently it’s been revealed that Gilligan as been working with Sony and PlayStation VR on an immersive virtual reality (VR) experience.
Currently details on the project hard to come by, although its been rumoured it won’t be styled as an actual videogame and isn’t due for release this year.
“Recently you may have seen Vince Gilligan, the show runner for Breaking Bad, has leaked some information that we’re working together, which we are, in bringing a Breaking Bad experience to virtual reality.” When asked what that might involve: “I have no idea, but Vince has shown that he can deliver,” said Shawn Layden, President & CEO of Sony Interactive Entertainment America (SIEA) and Chairman of SIE Worldwide Studios, reports TIME.
While Andrew House, global chief executive of SIE said to Variety: “We set up a day at our campus where we brought seven of the best show runners [Sony Pictures Television] work with, like David Shore of ‘The Blacklist’ and Ron Moore, who did ‘Battlestar Galactica,’ Vince and some other folks. And they just played around with VR. Several of them were intrigued, but Vince was the one who said, ‘I really want to do something with this. I want to experiment with this.’”
So the likelihood is that it’ll be content geared towards 360-degree video rather than a full VR experience. As so little has been revealed it’ll be interesting to see if any of the original cast will be making an appearance or whether it’ll be an off-shoot to introduce different characters – fans will obviously be keen to have Walter White (Bryan Cranston) and Jesse Pinkman (Aaron Paul) return.
VRFocus will be at E3 2017, so as details are announced stay tuned for all the updates.