Whizz through time and space at London’s pop-up Doctor Who VR experience.
Virtual reality is cornering the market on immersive experiences, but now the technology is aiming for a loftier target: namely time and relative dimension in space. Yup, a Doctor Who VR experience is coming to London next weekend (September 27th & 28th), and we reckon it’s the closest thing you’ll get to actually regenerating as the Doctor.
Arriving at Hackney’s Protein Studios, the VR experience – codenamed Doctor Who: The Edge of Time – is a collaboration between BBC Studios and HTC, who are rather keen to show off the capabilities of their new VIVE Cosmos VR headset. Deciding that a trip to Gallifrey is the best way to do that, they’re inviting members of the public to come give it a try.
Once you’ve stepped into the TARDIS (which naturally is quite a lot bigger on the inside), you’ll be invited to become the Doctor’s assistant, for which the duties include piloting the TARDIS. Having Mastered that (😉), you’ll be pressed into service on a mission to solve the mystery of the ‘Reality Virus’ – which, as I’m sure a host of jaded millennials will tell you, is definitely a virus.
All told, it looks like a jolly romp through the universe with the help of some cutting edge VR, and we’re honestly willing to overcome our perfectly reasonable fear of Daleks to give it a try…
You’ll need to sign up for tickets here, or try your luck by walking in on the day – find it at Protein Studios, 31 New Inn Yard, EC2A 3EY.
Also published on Medium.