Vince Gilligan – creator of TV masterpiece Breaking Bad – is teaming up with Sony’s PlayStation division to create virtual reality experience based around the show.
Details on the project are scarce, but we do know that despite PlayStation’s involvement, this is going to be an experience, rather than a traditional game.
“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,” says Andrew House, global chief executive of Sony Interactive Entertainment.
“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 Interactive Entertainment has increasingly been exploring beyond video games to expand their reach. In 2015, Sony Interactive Entertainment and Sony Pictures Television created Powers, an adaptation of the popular comic book, which ran for two seasons on PlayStation Network.
“I think [this] could be another interesting way to see how VR can drive towards the mainstream,” says House.
There’s no word yet regarding who’s on board by way of recognizable talent, but it’s hard to imagine a successful Breaking Bad experience without Walter White, Jesse Pinkman or Gus Fring. The project is still early in development, and will not release until at least 2018, Sony have announced.