Chernobyl VR Project to provide virtual tourism of nuclear disaster
From Get Even developer The Farm 51.
Get Even developer The Farm 51 is using its cutting edge photogrammetry and stereoscopic, 360-degree camera technology to recreate Chernobyl in virtual reality.
Dubbed Chernobyl VR Project, this ambitious endeavor seeks to provide virtual tourism of Chernobyl and Pripyat where a nuclear meltdown forced the mass evacuation of more than 350k civilians.
The Farm 51 was granted special access to Chernobyl and Pripyat as a research team to document the remnants of the Russian region. "Players and virtual visitors will be free to explore and engage with places that have hitherto been off limits, losing themselves in a one-of-a-kind, interactive documentary," the developer explained.
Aside from letting players explore a virtual recreation of Chernobyl, there will be a campaign of sorts, as players "explore the Restricted Zone, seek clues about past events and help an old survivor find his family memories."
The Farm 51 is aiming to bring Chernobyl VR Project to various popular VR headsets including Samsung Gear VR, Oculus Rift and Sony Morpheus. It's due in April 2016 to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the nuclear meltdown on 26th April 1986.
Check out the behind-the-scenes look at The Farm 51 capturing 360 degree footage for this interactive documentary below: