Yesterday FoxNext and Imaginati Studios launched the first ever virtual reality (VR) experience based on the rebooted Planet of the Apes franchise, Crisis on the Planet of the Apes VR. Supporting PlayStation VR, HTC Vive and Oculus Rift (which VRFocus used) it time for another gameplay video to give you a brief look at the first part of the experience.
The videogame is set in the new Planet of the Apes universe between Rise of the Planet of the Apes and Dawn of the Planet of the Apes films. In it you play one of the apes which has been captured by military personnel and taken to a heavily armed base, as humanity search for a cure for the Simian Flu which as killed millions.
Crisis on the Planet of the Apes VR is all about using your evolved ape skills to escape the base with a few of your buddies, clambering up walls, swinging from pipes and taking down a hostile helicopter with a machine gun that’s been left laying around (handy that!).
As you’ll see, the gameplay video features the first half of Crisis on the Planet of the Apes VR so not to spoil the end action sequences. This is all about learning those walking and climbing controls – there’s no teleportation here – where you have to swing your arms to walk, both together to jump and climbing is well climbing – so long as the ledge/pipe is highlighted then it’s good to grab.
As you’ll see in the video – and VRFocus noted in the review – Crisis on the Planet of the Apes VR is very linear. Don’t expect to free climb wherever you damn well please, the developers have a story to tell and there’s no way round that. On the other hand you’ll soon be gunning down hostiles with your M16 or shotgun – both of which attach to your hairy back in someway – in no time.
Crisis on The Planet of the Apes VR is available to purchase now for PlayStation VR, Oculus Rift and HTC Vive, being sold for £11.99 GBP on PS Store, £10.99 on Oculus Store and on Steam there’s a 33 percent discount, dropping the price from £11.39 down to £7.63. For any further updates on Crisis on The Planet of the Apes VR, keep reading VRFocus.