Vince Gilligan Working on Breaking Bad VR Project With Sony
Breaking Bad is Making It’s Way Into Virtual Reality
A virtual reality experience based on the popular AMC series, Breaking Bad is on the way in collaboration with Sony.
According to a new report from Variety, Sony Interactive Entertainment global chief executive Andrew House revealed that Breaking Bad creator Vince Gilligan was interested in partnering with PlayStation to bring a VR project to life:
“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,’ Vince and some other folks.
“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.’”
Sony’s game division will help bring Gilligan’s storytelling to life in the VR realm but the project won’t be a video game rather an interactive experience.
Since the project is still in the early stages, there’s no firm release date for the experience or any details on exactly what form it will take.
There are lots of varying experiences to be found with VR including training and technical demos but video games have been the vanguard for the technology which is slowly becoming more prevalent in the mainstream.
Sony offers a number of non-gaming related services on its PlayStation platform including PlayStation Vue, the company’s video-on-demand platform and PlayStation Music.
Gilligan has shown an interest in continuing the Breaking Bad universe with the prequel Better Call Saul which he co-created with Peter Gould and continues to be a showrunner on.
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