It seems almost amazing to think that we first heard about Chernobyl VR Project, a virtual reality (VR) title from Polish developers The Farm 51 way back in April 2015. Over time we’ve had more than one video and certainly more than one support release for the experience which first hit Oculus Rift more than a year ago.
Now the long-planned PlayStation VR version has finally gone live meaning PSVR owners can now take the haunting virtual tour of the town of Pripyat and the area immediately around the nuclear reactor where the disaster took place in 1986.
“At The Farm 51, we believe that Virtual Reality (VR) is not only about entertainment.” Explains the developers. “We wanted to leverage computer game mechanics to create an interactive account of the tragic fate of the people and places affected by the catastrophe.”
An updated version has also launched for the PC on both Steam and the Oculus Store, bringing with it the hospital as a new location within the app, Touch support for Oculus Rift, Virtuix Omni support for HTC Vive, improvements to sound, graphics and video quality and the addition of new graphical settings. The PlayStation VR version also has an exclusive new section in the form of the roof of the power plant itself.
You can see a release trailer for the PlayStation VR version below. VRFocus will continue to bring you updates on the Chernobyl VR Project and further future announcements from The Farm 51.