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VR Education to launch Titanic experience upgrade in August

The updated version of Titanic VR puts users on the liner on the night of its sinking
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VR Education PLC (LON:VRE) is to launch an upgraded version of its Titanic experience in August, slightly later than it originally scheduled.

Dave Whelan, chief executive, said the additional time would allow it to finesse some of the final details to turn Titanic VR from “a great experience to an exceptional one."

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Financial expectations this year are unchanged, he added.

The updated version of Titanic VR puts users on the liner on the night of its sinking and enables people to tour the wreckage and interact with survivors.

A beta version launches in June, while the full commercial version will be available on PC, Oculus Rift, HTC Vive and Windows with a PlayStation VR version to follow.

A virtual reality project on the Berlin Blitz produced in conjunction with the BBC will also be released in the third quarter.

This is a virtual reality retelling of the events inside a Lancaster bomber during one of the most well-documented missions of World War II using original cockpit audio.   

VR Education has also hired Chief Technology Officer and two experienced business developers.

"We are delighted with our development progress on Part 2 of Titanic VR and feel we are about to reignite the public's imagination when it comes to the historic events around the sinking of this world-famous ship,” added Whelan.

VR Education is building a virtual reality platform, Engage, that allows developers to use VR’s showcases to produce customised content.

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