Following on from last year’s Planet of the Apes: Last Frontier, developer FoxNext are working on a brand new game in the popular sci-fi franchise titled Crisis on the Planet of the Apes, which was created in collaboration with startup developer Imaginati.
However, unlike Last Frontier, in which the player simply choose from a list of options for how they wanted to proceed with the story, Crisis sounds like it will offer a much more interactive experience, with the player being able climb obstacles and engage in gunfights against human enemies. An article about the game posted on the PlayStation Blog states that in order to move through the game’s VR environments, you’ll need to swing your arms around, just as a real ape would do. You also might want to close your curtains, or your neighbors might call the men in white coats.
In terms of plot, Crisis takes place between Rise and Dawn, with the outbreak of Simian Flu having caused the deaths of three billion people and causing society to be on the brink of collapse. Playing as an ape known only as Specimen 139, you’ll need to help your fellow furry primates escape from a research faculty before scientists dissect you to try to find a cure for the virus.
Crisis on the Planet of the Apes is set to be released on PlayStation VR, Oculus Rift and HTC Vive on April 3 for $14.99. Like Last Frontier, we can probably expect it to receive an M-rating.