With the early access version already available on Oculus Rift , The Farm 51 has announced that the final version of this interactive documentary game will be released in August of this year for the HTC Vive.
For those who haven’t heard of the project, the Chernobyl VR Project is a combination of an interactive experience and educational documentary of the city of Pripyat and the Chernobyl power plant that it surrounds. 30 years after the greatest human caused industrial and environmental disaster in history, the Chernobyl VR Project will allow you to get a first hand experience within the famous ghost town and Chernobyl’s Restricted Zone, which few people have ventured in to explore before. While you are able to actually take short tours of designated areas around Chernobyl (outside of the immediate proximity of the power plant, which is still highly radioactive.) most people view it to be too much of a risk to take for simple curiosities. Which make something like the Chernobyl VR Project such a unique opportunity to delve into the remnants of such a massive disaster, and learn of the history behind it, and it’s 49,400 inhabitants that evacuated in the days following the nuclear disaster.
“We have just released the Oculus version of Chernobyl VR Project, and we are very happy with the great feedback coming from fans and media,” said Wojciech Pazdur, creative director. “What we are most excited about, though, is the Vive version, which we plan as the most advanced and extensive version of our application.”
You can view the very cool 360 trailer down below!