Breaking Bad VR Experience from Series Creator Vince Gilligan in Development for PSVR

In a collaboration with Sony and PlayStation, Breaking Bad creator Vince Gilligan is looking to take players inside the show in a PSVR non-game experience.

on June 5, 2017 3:29 PM

Since its release back in the fall of last year, PlayStation VR (and other VR headsets) have allowed innovators and creators to experiment with interaction across games, film, and more, while a new “VR experience” is apparently on the way from Vince Gilligan, the creator of the acclaimed drama series Breaking Bad.

In a report from Variety (via IGN), Breaking Bad creator Vince Gilligan is tied to a “non-game” virtual reality experience being created in collaboration with Sony and its PlayStation division, which is intended to tie in to the beloved series.

Not much else is known about the project at this time, and while it won’t be a more traditional VR game that PS4 owners may be hoping for, the collaboration still presents a unique opportunity to bring viewers deeper into the world of Breaking Bad, depending on what comes from the unique VR experience.

Sony Interactive Entertainment’s Andrew House explained that PlayStation “brought seven of the best show runners [Sony Pictures Television] work with,” which included creative leads such as David Shore of The Blacklist and Ron Moore of Battlestar Galactica, to test and try out PlayStation VR for potential new projects. Of those that were there, House explained that Gilligan said “I really want to do something with this. I want to experiment with this.”

Aside from Gilligan’s interest and involvement in creating the Breaking Bad-based experience, Variety confirmed that the VR experience will utilize computer graphics and “Sony’s game team will work with Gilligan to realize his vision,” indicating it won’t be a live-action short film or something in that vein. No other details were confirmed at this time though if any of the cast from Breaking Bad will make an appearance in the VR experience, though hopefully we’ll get a glimpse of Walter White, Jesse Pinkman, and the rest of the show’s iconic characters somewhere in there.

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Ryan is the Features Editor at DualShockers, with over five years' experience in the world of video games culture and writing. He holds a BA in English & Cinema from Binghamton University, and lives in New York City.