‘Apollo 11’ Latest News & Update: Immersive VR Education’s Flagship App To Land On PlayStation VR, Along With Radial Games’ ‘Fantastic Contraption’

By Arianne Gift , Updated Dec 16, 2016 06:40 PM EST

Sony's virtual reality headset will be receiving more apps already available for the HTC Vive. It's good news still that the PlayStation VR is catching up, and its recent additions, "Apollo 11" and "Fantastic Contraption," should make the PSVR all the more exciting.

Immersive VR Education and Radial Games, the companies behind "Apollo 11" and "Fantastic Contraption," respectively, both announced the availability of their games on PSVR, although a release date was not specified. However, both Immersive VR Education and Radial Games hinted on a Spring 2017 release window.

The "Apollo 11" VR Experience

Apart from the release window, Immersive VR Education also hinted of improvements to the lunar-landing simulation game. "The long awaited new & improved 'Apollo11' VR PSVR release date is January 2017. Something to look forward to early in the new year," according to the company's Twitter page.

Another thing to look forward to in "Apollo 11's" improvements is the new animations. Furthermore, the PC version will have updates on the same day, and the price will remain as is.

More Details On "Fantastic Contraption & "Apollo 11" VR

Unlike "Apollo 11," no upgrades or improvements have been announced for "Fantastic Contraption." According to UploadVR, however, PlayStation Move support will be included along with its original 50 levels. Radial Games' exhilarating building experience has showed great promise for room-scale tracking. How it translates to the PSVR however, remains to be seen.

"Room-scale doesn't work on PSVR because of the single camera; turns more than 90 degrees or so can easily cause occlusion as well," Radial Games developer Andy Moore in an email to UploadVR. "We had to allow the player to move, position, and scale the island to make maximum use of their space. The further back from the camera you stand, the more you can expand your work area." Immersive VR Education and Radial Games will both make announcements for "Apollo 11" and "Fantastic Contraption" in the coming days.

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