Based on last year’s sci-fi blockbuster, Fox Innovation Lab has finally released their virtual reality tie-in today. The Martian VR Experience has been launched on PlayStationVR and HTC Vive today at a price of $19.99.
The movie was about an astronaut, Mark Watney played by Matt Damon, who struggles to survive on Mars alone. The Martian VR Experience lets players step into the shoes of Watney during specific scenes from the movie in which he is doing things, like driving a Mars rover, or flying in zero gravity.
“With The Martian VR Experience, we were able to take Ridley’s cinematic vision and create an immersive VR experience that gives people the ability to be Mark Watney, to face his struggles, experience his successes, as if they were part of the film.” said the Director of the game.
Moreover, Executive Producer of The Martian VR Experience and co-founder of RSA Films, Ridley Scott added that he has always “tried to approach film-making from the standpoint of creating an immersive experience. Now with the tools that are available to us in virtual reality, we can raise the bar even higher. The audience can experience storytelling in ways we previously could only imagine.”
Players who want hours and hours of gameplay might think that the game is not worth $20, but it’ll take a while to know for sure how well the game has been received by users.