Polish developers, The Farm 51 today announced that proceeds from each sale of The Chernobyl VR Project will benefit victims of the catastrophe. The studio also released a brand new 360-degree video of the VR documentary, due for release June 2016 for Oculus Rift.
Today marks the 30th anniversary of Chernobyl, one of the worst nuclear disasters in history. The Farm 51 will donate a portion of sales to charities supporting victims of the disaster with 20% of purchases at $19.99, 30% of purchases of $29.99, and 60% of purchases of $49.99.
Wojciech Pazdur, CEO at The Farm 51:
“The enthusiastic response we saw to our announcement of the Chernobyl VR Project made us realize how important the topic was. So, we decided that this should not be a simply commercial project”.
Farm 51’s, Chernobyl VR Project is unique in that it combines video games with educational and movie narrative software. Chernobyl VR offers players a virtual tour around Chernobyl and the area of Pripyat, compatible with a multitude of VR headsets, starting with Oculus Rift and followed by PlayStation VR and HTC Vive. Players can witness Chernobyl without ever leaving their homes.
Check out the haunting 360 degree trailer in full below.