With virtual reality (VR) able to blur the line between films and immersive entertainment it’s no wonder that movie studios have been promoting their franchises with VR. Paramount Pictures did this way back in 2015 for the launch of Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation. This proved to be popular because last year Paranormal Activity: The Lost Soul developer VRWERX announced it was working on a new experience based on the Mission: Impossible franchise. Today, location-based entertainment company Nomadic has confirmed its role in the project.
With VRWERX now collaborating with Nomadic on the VR experience they will co-develop a location-based tactile walkaround multiplayer VR videogame which will make use of Nomadic’s untethered system. As for the standard title VRWERX had been working on for HTC Vive, Oculus Rift and PlayStation VR that’s still taking place, with the location-based experience looking to compliment the home consumer version.
“Introducing the Nomadic and VRWERX tactile Mission: Impossible VR walk-around experience marks the next generation of location-based entertainment,” said Doug Griffin, CEO and founder of Nomadic. “We’re thrilled to work with VRWERX and Paramount to bring this beloved franchise to a new form of entertainment.”
Actual details on the gameplay and what it looks like haven’t been revealed just yet, just that the title will be based on the franchise – rather than one particular movie – and that ‘participants will experience the legendary film series like never before.’ So the likelihood is that you might not be playing Tom Cruise’s character Ethan Hunt, more an agent of the Impossible Mission Force (IMF) sent out on secret missions.
“We’re excited to work with the fantastic Nomadic team to bring our Mission: Impossible VR game to their revolutionary platform”, said Alex Barder, VRWERX Co-Managing Partner. “With Nomadic, we’ll not only enable the audience to be immersed in the Mission: Impossible world, they will also be able to touch and play inside of it, heightening their immersion to levels we’ve never seen before.”
The Mission Impossible VR experience will debut in Orlando in Spring 2019, joining Nomadic’s first project Arizona Sunshine: Contagion Z. For further updates on the project, keep reading VRFocus.