Just hold on a little longer, Jack; Titantic VR pulls into port very soon.
The latest project from Apollo 11 VR developer, Immersive VR Education, Titanic has actually been in Early Access since the end of last year but the full version of the app is finally arriving on August 16th on Oculus Rift and HTC Vive. The long-promised PSVR version will take a little longer, the developer explained on Twitter, but is currently undergoing Sony’s QA process. The game can be played without a VR headset, too. Catch the teaser trailer for the piece below.
The experience both places you aboard the legendary vessel, a passenger liner that sank over 100 years ago now after striking an iceberg during its maiden voyage and allows you to investigate the wreck it left behind. While the ship itself has been digitally recreated with painstaking detail, this isn’t a simple VR travel app. Instead, there’s a full story-driven experience here in which you play as a doctor exploring the wreck at the bottom of the ocean.
In another section of the package named Lifeboat 6 (which is being added for the full launch), you’ll travel back in time to relive the tragic events of the ship’s sinking first-hand. In this animated sequence, you’ll follow the Matthew family as they attempt to escape the doomed vessel. The piece has been created based upon eye-witness accounts. Overall, Immersive VR says there should be around six hours of content to explore here.
Sadly, we cannot confirm that Leonardo DiCaprio will be making a guest appearance in the app.