We Played a Demo of ‘Doctor Who: The Edge of Time’ VR Game and Almost Got Killed by a Dalek [Comic-Con 2019]

/Film | 7/18/2019 | Hoai-Tran Bui
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Don’t blink. Don’t even blink. Blink, and you’re dead. At least, you’ll be dead in the video game Doctor Who: The Edge of Time, the upcoming virtual-reality game based on the long-running BBC sci-fi series. And okay, you can probably blink (there isn’t a VR technology quite advanced enough to detect blinking yet), but you will still have to follow the Doctor’s other instructions: Don’t turn your back and don’t look away. Because if you do, you could actually lose this game.

As opposed to the other Doctor Who VR adventure that we covered earlier this year, Doctor Who: The Runaway, Doctor Who: The Edge of Time is a proper VR video game that will be coming to various VR-capable consoles this fall. /Film got to play a demo of The Edge of Time at San Diego Comic-Con, and we almost got exterminated in the process.

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We’ve all thought about what it would be like to go on an adventure with the Doctor (played in the most recent incarnation by the sublime Jodie Whittaker), but Doctor Who: The Edge of Time actualizes how truly terrifying it would be. There’s a lot of pressure when the Doctor (voiced by Whittaker) is walking you through building an advanced radio out of items in a junkyard while an alien spaceship is bearing down on you. And when you get captured by the Daleks’ forcefield, things only get more dire — I was in the middle of building this radio when I was caught in the forcefield and unable to move while playing the demo for Doctor Who: The Edge of Time. (The guide...
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