Experience the sinking Titanic with new VR game

Over 100 years ago, the iconic Titanic struck an iceberg and sank to the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean. In 1997 James Cameron released the movie “Titanic” to positive acclaim all while reaching box office records. Since then scientists and researchers have been diving to the ill-fated site of the Titanic to learn more about the massive shipwreck. Fast forward to today and Immersive VR Education (IVRE) is launching a VR game on PSVR that will bring an educational game to players that deliver an accurate experience of the Titanic disaster. Additionally, they will get the opportunity to explore the shipwreck on the ocean floor.

Titanic VR is the first and only virtual reality game that depicts the sinking of the ship. It will have highly realistic graphics and characterization that are based on real-life people who were on the ship. IVRE created 800 different characters, making it the largest virtual cast in a VR game ever, all while providing various facts about the ships sinking.

Titanic VR places its players as one of the survivors who boarded lifeboat #6. While onboard that lifeboat you’ll get an accurate retelling of the event that’s based on emotive firsthand accounts. You’ll get to view and experience as the ship cracks in half and slowly sinks into the Atlantic ocean. IVRE founder Sandra Whelan had to say this about the game:

“The lifeboat experience is extremely immersive. You even get goosebumps when you see the Titanic sinking while you sit in the safe-boat.”

When it comes to the play part of the game, players will be given the chance to pilot a submarine down to the wreck to explore the ship and its hidden passageways, search for artifacts, clean and catalog what they find, and converse with a colleague and sponsor that’s built into the game. To give the exploration a more authentic feel, IVRE included an extensive amount of virtual controls over the submersibles arms and the users’ virtual hands. You’ll also be able to spend countless hours in the sandbox so that you can explore every inch of the sunken ship.

The game will feature more than six hours of gameplay. Players will be able to select eight different dive missions and seven lab missions. To fully immerse you in the VR world, when standing on the deck of the Titanic, you’ll be able to see and hear the distress rockets as they’re fired into the air. As you stand in the lifeboat, you’ll be able to get the feeling of being lowered into the ocean, as you’re given a tilting and shaking sensation.

IVRE is providing Titanic VR with vivid, captivating graphics that are made to look real because it’s historically accurate. Using updated cutting-edge technology, IVRE looks to reinvent the education sphere by using VR that allows players to absorb sensory experiences. IVRE CEO David Whelan said:

“Titanic VR is an example of what we believe the future of education is going to look like. Virtual reality is the new textbook that lets you travel back in time and relive important moments in history. In today’s visual world, modern technologies like VR and augmented reality will help usher in a new era in education.”

Titanic VR is now available on PSVR.

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