VR specialists Maze Theory have announced a virtual reality experienced based around the popular BAFTAwinning series Peaky Blinders, set for launch in 2020.
Using AI to respond to gesture, movement, voice and body language, the experience will immerse players in on screen locations developed by TV production company Endemol Shine.
“This is Maze Theory’s first AI enhanced immersive drama and we are incredibly excited about the unrivalled and entirely new experience this gives players,” said executive producer at Maze Theory, Russell Harding. “This is future of entertainment.”
The game will see players virtually meet characters from the 1919-set show, and has been developed with funding awarded by the government’s Audience of the Future Programme, through the Industrial Strategy creative industry development scheme.
The strategy granted £8m to the Peaky Blinders project, as well as £4m for a Wallace and Gromit experience in association with Aardman and Tiny Rebel Games.
“Success stories like Oscar-winning Wallace and Gromit and BAFTA-winning Peaky Blinders are part of the reason why our creative industries are truly world-leading – attracting audiences both here in the UK and internationally and helping create a sector already worth some £100 billion to our economy,” added business secretary Greg Clark.