Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them Heading to PlayStation VR

The Google Daydream launch title is making its way to PlayStation VR.

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment will be bringing Framestore VR Studio’s virtual reality (VR) experience based upon J.K. Rowling’s Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them to PlayStation VR, according to the German USK ratings board. A listing for the title has appeared on the official German USK website, suggesting that the publisher has submitted the VR experience for certification prior to an official release.

Titled Phantastische Tierwesen, which means ‘Fantastic Beasts’ in German, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them was a launch title for Google Daydream. Acting as part of J.K. Rowling’s ‘Wizarding World’, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them offered a unique view of the universe created by the author which has millions of fans globally.

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them recently featured in a new PlayStation VR trailer released in Japan, so it comes as no surprise to find that the experience will also be heading to western territories. However, the German USK listing includes both PlayStation 4 and PC, suggesting that the Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them VR experience could also come to either Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, or possibly both. Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment has previously dived into VR videogame projects with Batman: Arkham VR and a forthcoming Justice League VR title, known as Justice League VR: The Complete Experience.

Framestore VR Studio’s description of the experience reads as follows: “Inspired by the narrative of J.K. Rowling’s latest tale, Framestore VR Studio scripted the Fantastic Beasts [and Where to Find Them] experience for the new Google Daydream to make the user truly feel like the protagonist: a wizard with a wand in their hand, able to cast spells and control their environment, whilst tending to their Graphorn, Erumpent and Thunderbird beasts.”

The Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them motion-picture will apparently be receiving a sequel in 2018, however Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment are yet to announce an associated videogame tie-in. Will there be a second Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them VR experience coming? VRFocus will of course keep you updated with all the latest VR software announcements from Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment.

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