Marvel Announces a New VR Experience Featuring Letitia Wright, Benedict Cumberbatch, and More
Avengers: Damage Control is a new MCU VR experience for The Void that was developed by ILMxLab.
Even though Marvel’s reemergence in console gaming with titles like Marvel’s Spider-Man and the upcoming Marvel’s Avengers garners a bit more attention, they are not ignoring VR. For starters, they released Marvel Powers United VR for Oculus Rift last year and Iron Man VR is currently in development for PlayStation VR. Today, a brand new VR experience for The Void set in the MCU was revealed. It’s called Avengers: Damage Control.
Though the Damage Control name does evoke a group from the comics that also had a brief cameo in Spider-Man: Homecoming, Avengers: Damage Control is centered around team testing out prototype suits created by Shuri. These suits mix Wakandan and Stark Industries technology, so an unspecified villain that we’ve apparently already seen in the MCU is attempting to steal them. The VR experience takes place during their attempted robbery and will see players teaming up with other heroes like Doctor Strange, Ant-Man, and The Wasp. Marvel Studios has confirmed that Benedict Cumberbatch, Paul Rudd, and Evangeline Lily also star in Avengers: Damage Control in their respective aforementioned roles.
Marvel Studios’ Avengers: Damage Control was developed by ILMxLab, and will be available at select The Void locations. The VR experience has MCU mastermind Kevin Feige’s seal of approval, as he stated “We’re always looking for new stories and corners of the universe for our characters to explore. Now, after more than a decade of amazing support, we are excited to give fans the same opportunity: to be a part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Expanding how people can experience the MCU is something we’re always trying to do, and in Avengers: Damage Control, we wanted to give fans the chance to suit up alongside some of their favorite heroes for the first time ever.”
As this experience mixes in some real-world elements like heat and wind, it is unlikely that Marvel Studios and ILMxLab will bring it to traditional VR platforms. That being said, you can buy a ticket for it on The Void’s website right now before Avengers: Damage Control is rolled out on October 18. Check out its reveal trailer below: