There’s been an influx of virtual reality (VR) content announced today, with launch dates for The Wizards – Dark Times and Pixel Ripped 1995. Adding to the roster is War Remains, an immersive VR experience set in the trenches of the first world war.
Originally debuting as an installation at the 2019 Tribeca Film Festival before going on to win the Out-of-Home VR Entertainment of the Year award at the VR Awards, War Remains is a visceral, educational experience.
Presented by Hardcore History’s Dan Carlin, the title takes place on the Western Front allowing viewers to bear witness to an active battle scene. War Remains was a collaborative effort, developed by Flight School Studio, produced by MWMi, with audio designed by Skywalker Sound.
“There was an incredible demand to see the physical installation of War Remains, but we also continued to hear from fans online, wishing there was an easier way to experience this project. We are proud that Dan Carlin’s VR experience will now be available for people with VR headsets at home around the world,” said Ethan Stearns, MWMi EVP of Content in a statement. “At MWMi, we’re focused on bringing visually stunning, story-driven experiences to life. Working with Dan Carlin to create an immersive memory from the First World War is an important project that more people need the opportunity to see.”
“I wanted to create a time machine that would give people just a taste of what soldiers experienced on this unimaginable battlefield, and I think we’ve come as close as possible while still giving people a bearable experience,” Dan Carlin adds. “It is my hope that people – students, teachers and the general public – can use War Remains to gain a greater understanding of one of the most impactful events in world history.”
For those interested in similar titles then 1943 Berlin Blitz by the BBC and Immersive VR Education is freely available on Steam.
War Remains will be available for Oculus Rift, HTC Vive and Valve Index via Oculus Store and Steam from 21st May 2020, retailing for $4.99 USD. VRFocus will continue its coverage of the latest historic VR experiences, reporting back with the latest updates.