SANTA MONICA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Skydance Interactive, a division of Skydance Media, today revealed details surrounding its first two highly immersive and dynamic VR titles for 2017. Its strategy is to create and publish virtual reality and traditional video games, including original titles and those that build on existing entertainment franchises. In 2017, Skydance Interactive will debut Life VR on March 24th in conjunction with the feature film release and Archangel in July.
Life VR is based on the upcoming feature film, which will be released on March 24th. This first-of-its-kind film-driven VR experience will take players deep inside of the intense sci-fi thriller genre like never before. Sheer terror and horrific cinematic intensity ensue when the player – stationed within the International Space Station command module – leads a team of orbital scientists in a desperate fight for survival against a rapidly evolving life form from Mars. After launching for mobile game play on Samsung Gear VR and Google Daydream, Life VR will also be made available on Oculus, Steam, Viveport, and Playstation.
Archangel, the first original title by Skydance Interactive, is an action-packed, story-driven shooter that was created exclusively for virtual reality. In the game, players are dropped into the cockpit of a six-story-high war-machine, a one-of-a-kind weapon that must stop a tyrannical corporation from taking over a post-apocalyptic America. Through stunningly detailed graphics, engaging storytelling techniques, and explosive action, Archangel delivers state-of-the-art VR gameplay like no other. The title will be made available on the leading VR platforms, including Oculus, Steam, Viveport, and Playstation.
“I am proud to unveil today our first two Skydance Interactive titles that bring to life our mission of combining the fun of interactive gameplay with the immersive nature of narrative storytelling,” said David Ellison, Chief Executive Officer of Skydance Media, who made today’s announcement from a showcase at the IMAX VR Experience Center in Los Angeles. “Whether it’s the action-filled, anti-establishment game of Archangel or the spine-tingling, thrilling experience of Life VR, we are excited to give audiences something they haven’t seen – or felt – ever before.”
“Our goal is to deliver on the promise of VR by giving not only aficionados and fans but even newcomers compelling and cutting-edge content that they can experience through a headset,” added Skydance Interactive President Peter Akemann. “Both Archangel and Life VR have allowed us to employ our accumulated experience making cutting-edge games for the last twenty years while taking advantage of the massive new storytelling opportunities that only VR can provide.”
For more information on the titles, please visit www.skydanceinteractive.com.
About Skydance Interactive
Skydance Interactive creates and publishes original and IP-based virtual reality experiences and video games. Skydance Media launched the division following its acquisition of The Workshop Entertainment, a leading game developer and outsource studio. Its successful franchise and genre-defining work includes "Gears of War 4’s” motorcycle chase, “XCOM 2” for PS4 and Xbox One, next-gen graphics for “Fallout 4,” “The Evil Within” for PS4 and Xbox One, “Borderlands 2: Mr. Torgue’s,” and "Sorcery” for PS3, among others.