Chernobyl VR Project now available with Oculus Early Access


Developer The Farm 51 launched a pre-order campaign last week for an educational title called Chernobyl VR Project. Now it seems the title has launched through Oculus Home through Early Access.

Chernobyl VR Project was originally available through that allowed users to purchase the title and by doing so would donate funds to those affected by the disaster. The project supports most head-mounted displays such as Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, Gear VR and Playstation VR, but has also made its way to Oculus Home.

The title aims to take users through the city that was devastated by a nuclear meltdown in 1986 that left the town of Pripyat abandoned and deserted. Chernobyl VR Project uses 3D scans of locations and buildings in the area, as well as spherical photography, stereoscopic videos and augmented reality solutions to capture the environment.

Given Pripyat is mostly off limits due to the amount of radiation still contaminating the site, allowing the area to be viewed in VR gives interested users a glimpse at somewhere they otherwise would probably never see.

You can download the Chernobyl VR Project now for £10.99 GBP. Oculus have warned that the experience is so intense that those who suffer with simulator sickness may want to give it a miss, which just makes me want to try it even more!

As for other headsets, The Farm 51 is currently running a Steam Greenlight campaign for Chernobyl VR Project. The date is listed as July 2016, which would be for HTC Vive, but no details have yet been provided for Gear VR or Playstation VR.


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