December 7, 1941 remains one of the darkest days in US history, as a surprise attack from Japanese planes at the Pearl Harbor naval base in Hawaii sunk or damaged several of the US Navy’s major ships, along with killing thousands of people. It also essentially forced the US into entering World War II. Now, that experience has been recreated in a virtual reality app from Time VR, Remembering Pearl Harbor, as an exclusive for the HTC Vive headset. The app is being released just a few days before the 75th anniversary of the attack.
The app was created with the help of resources from the National WWII Museum and the Library of Congress. The room-scale experience app puts the user in the viewpoint of Lt. Jim Downing, who served on the USS West Virginia when it was stationed at Pearl Harbor. The user will go through the home of Lt. Downing and pick up items that will offer information about the attack itself, as well as its immediate and future impact on people at that time and the country as a whole.
The Remembering Pearl Harbor app is now available to download for the HTC Vive, via its Viveport store, for the price of $9.99.