VR Education, the British developer focused on virtual reality (VR) experiences that not only entertain but also help teach players is well known for projects like Apollo 11 VR, Titanic VR and 1943: Berlin Blitz. The company revealed its latest project Shuttle Commander: Hubble Space Telescope Missions back in October, today confirming that the PlayStation VR version will be arriving next week.
In Shuttle Commander you can be part of those historic missions to not only deploy the Hubble Space Telescope but also service and repair the telescope.
So there’s a physics-based flight simulator experience where you can take the controls of NASA’s Discovery space shuttle and land it at a number of real-world landing sites, such as Kennedy Space Centre, White Sands Air Force Base and Edwards Air Force Base.
You’ll be able to experience the launch of the Hubble Space Telescope from the cockpit of the Discovery space shuttle using original NASA cockpit audio and mission data. Once in space, you’ll then be able to deploy the telescope. There will be a variety of missions to tackle, including the famous one undertaken back in 1993 to correct a flaw in Hubble’s main mirror.
“Following on from our highly popular and award-winning experiences Apollo 11 VR, Titanic VR and 1943: Berlin Blitz, we are delighted to announce the release of our latest showcase title, Shuttle Commander, for PlayStation,” said David Whelan, CEO of VR Education, in a statement. This new space title will provide significantly expanded and differentiated content while building on the enthusiasm generated by our Apollo 11 title, which to date has sold over 215,000 copies and continues to show strong sales each month. The launch of Shuttle Commander further increases assets and content for our ENGAGE platform where educators and corporate trainers can create their own learning content.”
Alongside all the interactive missions you’ll also be able to view some of the amazing images the Hubble Space Telescope has captured of the solar system. Shuttle Commander: Hubble Space Telescope Missions will be available for PlayStation VR on 3rd December, retailing for £21.99 GBP/$24.99 USD/€24.99 EUR.
VR Education has previously said Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, Windows Mixed Reality and Oculus Quest will support the title in the future. When that happens VRFocus will let you know.