The Martian Scores New Virtual Reality Experience on PlayStation VR and HTC VIVE

By Lou Contaldi

November 14, 2016

For fans of 2015’s sci-fi blockbuster The Martian or the book by Andy Weir, you will now be able to experience Mars with the help of PlayStation VR and HTC Vive. The release, which comes with little fanfare, lets players experience some of the most iconic scenes of the movie adapted to fit VR headsets.

The game is far more an “experience” than more active VR games (REZ Infinite) or passive VR movies (Invasion!). Players will be able to navigate zero gravity space, drive the notorious rover and check out major scenes from the movie.

The Martian: VR Experience is set to launch on PlayStation VR and HTC Vive tomorrow, November 15 for $19.99. The game will come to Oculus Rift at a later date. Check out the brief 360 trailer from Fox below.

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Lou Contaldi

Lou Contaldi specializes in both reviews and the business behind gaming. He began writing about tech and video games while getting his Juris Doctor at Hofstra University School of Law. He is maybe the only gaming journo based in Nashville, TN.

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