Chernobyl VR Project Launches With New Features on the HTC Vive

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A fascinating blend of documentary and virtual experience that brings players inside the infamous Exclusion Zone describes the intrigue of Chernobyl VR Project. It launches today on Steam for HTC Vive, including new features and enhancements now available on Oculus Rift.

The updated edition of Chernobyl VR Project for HTC Vive and Oculus Rift includes a wealth of new and update content, which includes higher quality 360 movies, new narrations and interviews, and even more realistic environments including better sounds and glass. Chernobyl VR Project on HTC Vive also includes Steam Controller support and optimizations for increased player comfort.

30 years after the world’s worst nuclear disaster, Chernobyl VR Project combines 3D scans with spherical photography and stereoscopic video to bring to life the first virtual tour of the Chernobyl and Pripyat areas. Players can explore, interact with the environment, and reveal the stories of the people who witnessed the events firsthand, including the Liquidators, citizens, and military personnel who risked their lives to stem the impacts.

The development team remarks, “Chernobyl VR Project began with the simple plan of bringing people into the Exclusion Zone, but over time it has grown into something much more personal as we find new stories to be told and places to be explored. This is not the end of Chernobyl VR Project. Plans are already in place to visit the area again to collect even more footage and bring more of the area’s history to life later this year.”

You can find the game on Steam, for the Oculus, and you can check out the game’s official website for more information. Chernobyl VR Project is available now on HTC Vive and Oculus Rift for $14.99.