Set in the Planet of the Apes universe, specifically in-between the excellent Rise of the Planet of the Apes and Dawn of the Planet of the Apes films, Crisis on the Planet of the Apes (continuing the trend of clunky titles) is a first-person adventure game from FoxNext VR Studios.
The better news is that it’s out now – released yesterday – on PlayStation VR, Oculus Rift, and HTC Vive.
Crisis on the Planet of the Apes VR
The title sees you control an ape with advanced intelligence, captured and held prisoner in a heavily guarded scientific facility as mankind desperately searches for a cure to the Simian Flu – which has wiped out most of humanity:
You must climb, jump, arm yourself, and fight your way through the chaos of an apocalyptical world to escape with your fellow apes and return home, all, of course, in virtual reality.
Brendan Handler from FoxNext VR Studio had this to say:
“There’s power in being able to feel both the physical aspects and emotional conscience of an Ape with advanced intelligence. Players will move like an ape while experiencing first-hand, the discrimination and reprehensible treatment of the Apes in this universe.”
You can grab Crisis on the Planet of the Apes VR on PlayStation VR for £11.99, Oculus Rift for £10.99, and HTC Vive for the strange price of £11.39.
As we all know: games sourced from movies, not to mention in vice versa, are generally a cause for concern. It would be nice for this one to finally break that detrimental trend then, wouldn’t it?