Although CultBox has previously covered the promotion for the virtual reality game Doctor Who: The Runaway, a release date for the game was not available in any of the promotional materials. The only information given was that the game would become available “later this year.” A price for the game was never mentioned.
On April 16, in a surprise announcement, BBC Studios stated that Doctor Who: The Runaway is available for UK audiences to download for free in two versions. The immersive interactive version is available from the Oculus Store and Vive Port for use on Oculus Rift and HTC Vive with a runtime of 13 minutes. The 360 degree video version is available to download from the BBC VR App for the Oculus Go and GearVR with a runtime of 11 minutes.
Fans who don’t have headsets at home may be able to catch Doctor Who: The Runaway at their local library, as part of the BBC VR Hub’s VR tour. To find out if your local library is showing it check this online schedule, which is being updated each week with details of where the tour is heading next.
There is no word on exactly when Doctor Who: The Runaway will come to audiences outside the UK but it will be available “at a later date.”