The creator of hit TV series Breaking Bad is teaming up with Sony’s PlayStation division to create a non-game, virtual reality experience.
There are few details available about the project at the moment but show creator Vince Gilligan is reportedly eager to explore VR storytelling. The experience will be assembled using computer graphics and Sony’s game team will work with Gilligan to realize his vision according to Variety.
Andrew House, global chief executive of Sony Interactive Entertainment, the company’s video game division gave an insight to the project:
“We set up a day at our campus where we brought seven of the best show runners [Sony Pictures Television] work with, like David Shore of ‘The Blacklist’ and Ron Moore, who did ‘Battlestar Galactica, and they just played around with VR. Several of them were intrigued, but Vince was the one who said, ‘I really want to do something with this. I want to experiment with this.’”
This is not the first time that Sony have dabbled in TV. In 2015 Sony Pictures Television and The Division teamed up to create ‘Powers’, an adaptation of the comic book of the same name which was the first PlayStation original programme which ran for 2 seasons. It will be interesting to see how gaming will interact with TV in this way, could this be the start of something bigger?
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