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Crisis Makes The Post-Apocalyptic Planet of the Apes A Virtual Reality In April

Take on the role of a super intelligent ape in Crisis on the Planet of the Apes, which takes place between the Dawn and Rise movies.


The recent Planet of the Apes video game tie-in sought to immerse us into the chaotic world crafted by French author Pierre Boulle and give us perspectives from both the humans and the apes. Now, FoxNext VR Studio is revealing its first virtual reality game that seeks to immerse us even further. On April 3, 2018, Crises on the Planet of the Apes VR will thrust players into a story that takes place between the modern Rise of the Planet of the Apes and Dawn of the Planet of the Apes movies.

“VR has always held the promise of bringing together the cinematic storytelling of film and the deeply immersive interactivity of games. Crisis on the Planet of the Apes VR takes this potential to the next level,” said Brendan Handler, SVP & GM, FoxNext VR Studio. “We set out to give the fan a lead role in this dark Planet of the Apes world–to feel the ape’s strength, power and movement as he fights his way to safety.”

In Crisis, players will take on the role of an ape that has been captured and held in a heavily guarded facility. Your goal is to escape with your fellow apes and return home to Caesar. You’ll be able to climb and jump, so it will be interesting to see what type of locomotion options the game utilizes. If things aren’t smooth, the locomotion choice could run the risk of taking players entirely out of the experience.

“The Apes franchise supplies the perfect opportunity for players to become part of an apocalyptic world from the perspective of a different species for the first time ever,” Martin Alltimes, CEO, Imaginati Studios. “We wanted to balance visceral combat with a plot-driven narrative that leaves you questioning your innate allegiance to humanity.”

Crisis on the Planet of the Apes VR will be available on April 3 on PSVR, Oculus Rift, and HTC Vive for $14.99.

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