For the first time since the game was announced by Maze Theory and BBC Studios, we’re getting a look at the TARDIS in Doctor Who: The Edge of Time. We knew that this would be centered on the 13th Doctor played by Jodie Whittaker, who will also be voicing the character in the game. But we didn’t exactly know how much of the TARDIS we would end up getting since this version is so new and not as expansive as the previous two versions. Now we know that we’re simply getting the primary set-piece with the control panel and the doors. Here’s a little bit of a description from the devs about capturing the look of the TARDIS for the game as well as a trailer showing it off. Doctor Who: The Edge of Time will be featured at SDCC this year before the game is released on September 2019 on VR platforms.
Revealed today, the TARDIS showcases the painstaking attention to detail and incredible authenticity that Maze Theory are bringing to the Doctor Who universe, in close collaboration with the production team at BBC Studios. A first for the beloved sci-fi IP, fans will co-pilot the TARDIS with the Doctor (voiced by Jodie Whittaker), exploring every nook and cranny and travelling across space and time to a series of wondrous locations, all within virtual reality.
Visiting the Doctor Who set in Cardiff earlier this year, Maze Theory set out to create the most authentic and lifelike version of the TARDIS in a videogame to date. It required taking hundreds of photographs, using a technique called photogrammetry, to create a hyper-accurate digital reference of the iconic spaceship.
The team’s 3D artists, designers, sound and software engineers brought the TARDIS to life in a process taking over 1200 hours. The precise functionality of the controls are true to the show, all behaving exactly as they do on screen. To complete the experience – fans can access the infamous custard cream biscuit dispenser.