A couple of days ago 20th Century Fox announced virtual reality (VR) experience Crisis on the Planet of the Apes VR for PlayStation VR, Oculus Rift and HTC Vive. Scheduled to launch in April 2018, for PlayStation VR owners at least, pre-orders are now available offering a 33 percent discount.
The discount on PlayStation Store is open to all PlayStation owners – not just those with PlayStation Plus – dropping the price from $14.99 USD down to $10.04. There’s one small cravat, the offer only seems to be listed on the US store, currently there’s no listing on the European store.
Crisis on the Planet of the Apes VR is based on the new rebooted version of the iconic franchise, set between Rise of the Planet of the Apes and Dawn of the Planet of the Apes films. If you’ve seen the films you’ll know that the Simian Flu wiped out half of humanity over five years whilst evolving primates. In the videogame players take control of an ape with advanced intelligence, captured and held prisoner in a heavily guarded scientific facility as mankind desperately searches for a cure.
Known only as Specimen 139, they’ll need to free themselves and their fellow apes in a bid to return home to Caesar, climbing, jumping and shooting their way through the chaos of this newly created apocalyptic world. As you play an ape you’ll also get to move like one. Imaginati Studios has created a system where players will need to swing their arms in the real world just as an ape might move. And that also goes for combat, grabbing a piece of cover with hands to move in and out of cover..
“The Apes franchise supplies the perfect opportunity for players to become part of an apocalyptic world from the perspective of a different species for the first time ever,” said Martin Alltimes, CEO, Imaginati Studios. “We wanted to balance visceral combat with a plot-driven narrative that leaves you questioning your innate allegiance to humanity.”
As for the PC version, Crisis on the Planet of the Apes VR is listed on Steam and Oculus Store but there are no pre-order options available. If they do appear, VRFocus will let you know.