Can you imagine being able to embark on one of the most famous ocean liners in the world? That’s what the creators of Apollo 11 propose to us with this new experience about the Titanic that includes a teaser demo.
Immersive VR, creators of Apollo 11 VR, return to the charge with another story that has been moving everyone for almost 105 years: the first and last voyage of the Titanic, the largest passenger ship in the world at the time of her completion that sank after colliding with an iceberg during her maiden voyage and became one of the largest peacetime shipwrecks in history. Titanic VR aims to build an exact recreation of the events, so it will not only be something educational, but also emotional and very attractive. For this, motion capture, facial scanning and professional actors will be used in order to provide a greater immersion in the story.
Titanic VR has been designed to be played in room scale or sitting, and using any type of input, be it motion controllers, gamepad or keyboard and mouse. It will be compatible with HTC Vive, Oculus Rift and PlayStation VR, and any new device that is released while they continue with their development. Titanic VR will not be an exclusive virtual reality experience, since its creators will allow it to also be enjoyed from a traditional monitor.
The application will have an interactive exploration experience and an immersive historical one. First the exploration part will be launched in which we will control a submersible vehicle with claws capable of manipulating the environment, and with which we will explore the wreck while completing scientific missions and recovery tasks. This part will have three game modes: story, sandbox and tour. The second part will allow us to witness key moments through the eyes of the survivors.
The campaign aims to raise € 50,000 and with a contribution of € 20 we will get a copy of Titanic VR that will be available in the last quarter of the year. There is a short demo teaser on Steam compatible with Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, OSVR and traditional monitor, which will offer us an idea of the direction the project is taking, although they emphasize that it does not represent the final quality.