The reboot of the Planet of the Apes film franchise has been a big success for 20th Century Fox and it looks to continue that momentum with the release of Crisis on the Planet of the Apes VR for PlayStation VR, Oculus Rift and HTC Vive today.
First announced back in February, the videogame is set in the new Planet of the Apes universe with one slight twist to the films, you play one of the apes. If you’ve seen the films you’ll know that the Simian Flu wiped out half of humanity over five years whilst evolving primates. You play an ape with advanced intelligence, captured and held prisoner in a heavily guarded scientific facility as mankind desperately searches for a cure.
Created by FoxNext and Imaginati Studios, the teams sought to create a unique motion mechanic that would allow players to have a closer connection to the character, being able to run, jump and hide in a similar fashion to an ape.
Crisis on The Planet of the Apes VR is available to purchase now for PlayStation VR, Oculus Rift and HTC Vive, being sold for £11.99 GBP on PS Store, £10.99 on Oculus Store and on Steam there’s a 33 percent discount, dropping the price from £11.39 down to £7.63.