When Starfleet calls, we know Star Trek fans will answer; and this fall, Sandbox VR brings us Starfleet's latest call to action.
Later this year, Sandbox VR will introduce the first Star Trek Holodeck VR experience based on Star Trek: Discovery, the Star Trek: Discovery Away Mission. Directed by Michael Hampden, this free-roaming experience will launch in Sandbox VR's Hong Kong and San Francisco Bay area locations in the fall, with worldwide availability to follow by early 2020. The company is planning an expansive rollout across the U.S., with locations coming in late 2019 to Los Angeles, NYC, Austin, San Diego, Chicago, and more.
"As a lifelong Star Trek fan it's been an incredible privilege partnering with CBS to bring fans the most authentic Star Trek experience possible," said Michael Hampden, Creative Director and Head of Experiences at Sandbox VR. "Every detail has been hand crafted in such a way that when you first step on to a transporter pad with your own two feet, you'll feel more immersed in the world of Star Trek than ever before."
Through leveraging full-body motion capture technology, Sandbox VR’s mission is to expand the possibilities of human experience through immersive technology by bringing the world’s most advanced holodeck to every neighborhood. Sandbox VR worked closely with Star Trek writers and stakeholders to ensure the most authentic experience possible for old and new fans alike. The game allows players to portray a member of the Discovery crew embarking on an away mission adventure. Players will use a tricorder, fire a phaser rifle, be transported to an alien planet, and go to warp on the U.S.S. Discovery.
Star Trek: Discovery streams exclusively on CBS All Access in the United States and is distributed concurrently by CBS Studios International on Netflix in 188 countries and in Canada on Bell Media’s Space Channel and OTT service Crave.