The Farm 51’s Chernobyl VR Project has officially released on the PlayStation 4 for the PlayStation VR headset. The 8GB game takes gamers through a tour of the Chernobyl plant following the disaster back in 1986.
The title is a virtual tour of Pripyat and Chernobyl, as users are given a firsthand look at some of the locations and buildings following the devastating disaster where the nuclear reactor incident took place.
You can currently pick up a digital copy of the game right now from over on the PlayStation Store for $13.49. A launch trailer was also let loose to let you see what the VR title looks like in action.
There’s just over a handful of locations to visit in the area, many of which are similar to the places you went to in the game series S.T.A.L.K.E.R. This includes the village, a power plant, a hospital and Minsk.
Inside the city you can examine the locations and listen to audio logs sprinkled throughout the environment.
This isn’t the first time the game has been released. The title was originally put into Early Access back in January, 2016 on Steam for $9.99. A lot of the Early Access reviews on the Steam store noted that the experience consists of a lot of blurry 360 videos based on 3D scanned photogrammetry of the actual area. The low resolution and pixelated imagery has caused some gamers to give it a thumbs down while it’s in Early Access.
As for the version on the PSVR, you can use the PlayStation Move to examine some of the areas while you wear the PSVR headset. I’m sure as the reviews pile in from users you’ll be able to find out if they cleaned up the blurry 360 videos.
This kind of edutainment seems like what VR headsets will likely be used for in the future, because it’s having a hard time gaining any kind of significant ground as a gaming medium.