We’ve been open to a proper good Doctor Who experience for years, but finally it looks like we’re going to get one as Doctor Who: The Edge of Reality has been announced, detailed and dated for release on Xbox, PlayStation, Nintendo Switch and PC – with it arriving real soon.
Doctor Who: The Edge of Reality will see the thirteenth Doctor Jodie Whittaker and tenth Doctor David Tennant facing off against a new nemesis in a quest to save reality. It’ll launch on September 30th 2021, fully playable on Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PS4, PS5, Nintendo Switch and PC.
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Created by those at Maze Theory, in partnership with BBC Studios, Doctor Who: The Edge of Reality will be fully compatible with current and next-gen consoles as well as PC, as it reimagines and expands on Doctor Who: The Edge of Time, with a completely new and compelling adventure.
So what should you expect to find? Well, new worlds will be available to explore, all-new modes of gameplay will be present too, as players are guided by the Thirteenth Doctor (voiced by Jodie Whittaker). For the first time we will also encounter the Tenth Doctor (voiced by David Tennant) in a new story written by Gavin Collinson (Doctor Who: The Edge of Time, Doctor Who: The Lonely Assassins).
You should also expect Doctor Who: The Edge of Reality to be jam-packed with easter eggs, terrifying new foes, and iconic monsters such as the Cybermen, the Daleks and the Weeping Angels. Players will also find themselves immersed in the ‘Chaosverse’: a corrupted alternate universe where worlds and timelines collide to create new adventures, encounters, and threats…
Doctor Who: The Edge or Reality highlights will include:
- In this thrilling first-person adventure, a ‘reality virus’ is wreaking havoc across the universe, causing time glitches that distort the past, present and future.
- Players will face an entirely new antagonist – The CyberReaper, an ominous foe with a terrifying purpose. More to be revealed….
- The new story opens up multiple new environments for the player to explore, from a Cybership to the Chaosverse.
- New and expanded levels include new gameplay modes, such as puzzles, shooting, collecting and stealth.
Ian Hambleton, CEO of Maze Theory said: “With our partners at BBC Studios, we are giving Doctor Who fans and gamers an incredible new experience through space and time.” He adds: “The appearance of both the Thirteenth and Tenth Doctors is set to be an epic event. The ‘Chaosverse’ is a mind-blowing new concept, which brings a whole new dimension to the Doctor Who experience. This much anticipated console/PC launch follows the incredible success of the mobile game Doctor Who: The Lonely Assassins and re-affirms our commitment to take players on the most unexpected and immersive narrative journeys.”
Kevin Jorge, Senior Producer – Games & Interactive for BBC Studios said “We’re really excited to bring Doctor Who back to console and to give players the chance to be the centre of a new Doctor Who adventure. We’re always striving to bring the Doctor Who universe to life in unique and interesting ways, tell new stories and give fans the chance to be part of their own adventure and I believe we’ve done that with The Edge of Reality.
Doctor Who: The Edge of Reality will launch on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series S, Xbox Series X, Nintendo Switch and PC on 30th September 2021. We’ll be sure to remind you when that date rolls around.