Maze Theory’s Doctor Who: The Edge of Time releases on the Oculus Quest today, alongside a patch for the PC VR version of the game. The PC VR version now includes a ‘Quick Play’ feature, allowing you to skip to sections of the campaign, and also adds support for the Valve Index, which was missing at launch.
We initially thought that the game would launch simultaneously on all platforms back in November of 2019, however shortly before release, the Quest version was delayed until December. Quest versions of games often release after their PC VR counterparts, simply due to the extra work and optimization that is required to get games running smoothly on the standalone system.
The Quest version was delayed once again in December, with a revised date of January 23rd. Maze Theory and Facebook confirmed that the game will indeed launch today for the Oculus Quest. They previously stated that the Quest port “promises to be one of the best versions with untethered free movement and many of the recent patch updates and improvements we’ve made.”
Responding to a Twitter user, Maze Theory also confirmed that the PC VR version of the game will receive a patch to add Index support which will “likely be out the same time” as the Quest release. The game didn’t officially launch with Index support but the game did launch on the Index regardless, however a Reddit thread indicates that people had mixed results with how far through the game they got when playing on the Index. This new patch should fix those leftover issues and add official support.
The new patch also adds in a ‘Quick Play’ feature, allowing you to quickly skip to the sections with the TARDIS or the Weeping Angels, if you’re keen to just show a fellow Doctor Who fan one particular section of the campaign.
We had mixed feelings about The Edge of Time when we reviewed it last year – if you missed it, check out our review. Coincidentally, another Doctor Who VR experience launches on SteamVR headsets this week as well, and it’s free! Doctor Who: The Runaway is available on Steam from tomorrow, which is a shorter but very different VR experience to Edge of Time.
This article was originally published on January 15th. It was updated, edited to add extra information and republished on January 23rd.