Wallace & Gromit Are Going on a VR Adventure in 2023
Aardman’s beloved characters Wallace and Gromit will be making a return to the world of XR gaming the animation company has announced today. Working with Atlas V (Battlescar, Madrid Noir, Gloomy Eyes) and Meta, Wallace & Gromit: The Grand Getaway will be coming to Meta Quest 2 next year.
First reported by Variety, Wallace & Gromit: The Grand Getaway will be a brand-new adventure for the duo where they plan to go on holiday. As you might expect things don’t exactly go according to plan.
“Wallace has his dates mixed up – they have to be on the other side of the country in just half an hour!” explains the synopsis. “There’s only one thing for it… they’ll take the Rocket. But a mishap with the controls sends Wallace, Gromit and Auto-Caddy hurtling off course. Will this be a holiday to remember?” Currently, no gameplay details have been released, but with Meta funding the project and Atlas V working with London’s No Ghost and Albyon in Lyon it’s going to be a high quality production
“The entire studio is so excited about this project, which provides us with a perfect opportunity to do what we love – combining memorable characters and engaging storytelling with emerging technologies to offer fans a totally immersive experience,” said Sean Clarke, Managing Director of Aardman in a statement. “For loyal fans of Wallace & Gromit, this will be real wish-fulfilment territory – after watching the characters on screen for decades, they will now have an opportunity to step into their world and play an active role in this new story as it unfolds. For those new to the characters, it’s the ultimate way to get to know them, the humour, and the hijinks that have made them so popular.”
Plus, Ben Whitehead will return as the voice of Wallace having taken over from the late Peter Sallis.
“It was challenging for all of us to come together to reach the level of expectations and standards that such an IP demands, but we are convinced that the fans of Wallace & Gromit and the VR community will experience amazing immersive adventures by interacting with these two much-loved characters,” Antoine Cayrol & Arnaud Colinart, Producers and co-founders at Atlas V commented.
Wallace and Gromit’s last big immersive experience was The Big Fix Up, an augmented reality (AR) title where players had to help fix up the duo’s home town of Bristol, UK.
As further details for Wallace & Gromit: The Grand Getaway are released, gmw3 will let you know.