Wallace & Gromit, Britain’s iconic stop-motion duo, are getting their very own interactive VR expertise on Meta Quest 2 subsequent 12 months, developed by collection creator Aardman, Meta, and VR pioneers Atlas V.
Known as Wallace & Gromit: The Grand Getaway, the interactive, single participant VR expertise guarantees to take followers together with Wallace and Gromit on a summer time vacation for what rightfully needs to be a soothing seashore journey and the possibility to check out Wallace’s newest contraption, Auto-Caddy.
The rub: Wallace has his dates combined up and the 2 (plus Auto-Caddy) need to rocket off to the opposite facet of the nation in simply half an hour. And also you guessed it: in patented Wallace & Gromit style, issues most likely received’t go to plan.
Launching on Quest 2 in 2023, The Grand Getaway is a co-production between Aardman and the crew behind Spheres and Gloomy Eyes at Atlas V in affiliation with No Ghost in London, England and Albyon in Lyon, France.
Finbar Hawkins and Bram Ttwheam are co-directing with the help of Nick Park, creator of Wallace & Gromit, and Merlin Crossingham, artistic director of Wallace & Gromit. Ben Whitehead will reprise the voice Wallace following within the footsteps of the late Peter Sallis.
“The complete studio is so enthusiastic about this challenge, which offers us with an ideal alternative to do what we love – combining memorable characters and fascinating storytelling with rising applied sciences to supply followers a completely immersive expertise,” saod Sean Clarke, Managing Director of Aardman. “For loyal followers of Wallace & Gromit, this can be actual wish-fulfilment territory – after watching the characters on display screen for many years, they’ll now have a possibility to step into their world and play an lively position on this new story because it unfolds. For these new to the characters, it’s the final word method to get to know them, the humour, and the hijinks which have made them so in style.”
Wallace & Gromit: The Grand Getaway isn’t the duo’s first foray into immersive tech. Aardman launched The Massive Repair Up in 2020 for AR-capable smartphones which helps you to take half in a real-time story over a number of weeks.