It looks like there’s going to be a Doctor Who extravaganza in 2019 for fans of the sci-fi show. Last week saw virtual reality (VR) animation Doctor Who: The Runaway arrive across multiple headsets and now UK studio Maze Theory has announced work on a proper videogame called Doctor Who: Edge of Time.
Just like Doctor Who: The Runaway, in Doctor Who: Edge of Time you don’t play as the 13th Doctor (played by Jodie Whittaker), instead you’re her assistant and you need to find her. Set to feature mind-bending puzzles, as well as having to grapple with some of the series’ classic monsters like the Daleks and The Weeping Angels – to add some proper scare factor – alongside brand new never-before-seen monsters, you’ll need to defeat a powerful force that threatens to destroy the fabric of reality.
“The Doctor has been hurled through time to the end of the universe. A virus that threatens to rip apart reality itself has been unleashed. Players can pilot the TARDIS on a journey across worlds both familiar and strange to recover a series of powerful time crystals that can repair spacetime and ultimately save the universe itself,” explains the synopsis.
While previous VR content based on Doctor Who has been relatively short, bite-sized experiences, Doctor Who: Edge of Time will be the biggest to date, with several hours worth of gameplay for players to enjoy, Sonic Screwdriver in hand.
Developed by Maze Theory, and published by PlayStack, Doctor Who: Edge of Time is scheduled to arrive in September 2019, supporting PlayStation VR, Oculus Rift, Oculus Quest, HTC Vive and Vive Cosmos headsets.
This isn’t the only VR experience London-based Maze Theory is working on. Only founded last year, the first title the studio announced was The Vanishing Act – which seems to have been put on hiatus – and most recently in April work was revealed on a Peaky Blinders VR experience, which is scheduled for release in 2020.
That’s two high profile IP’s the team now has under its belt. As further details are released regarding Doctor Who: Edge of Time or Peaky Blinders VRFocus will let you know.