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Marvel has announced a VR experience with the actors of the MCU

Marvel has announced a VR experience with the actors of the MCU

Without a doubt, Marvel has experienced a resurgence in video games. The successes of Marvel’s Spider-Man and Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3 are proof of this, however, one industry they want to break into is virtual reality. Last year we saw Marvel Powers United VR for Oculus Rift, and Iron Man VR is in development for PSVR. A new VR experience for The Void set in the MCU was revealed today. It’s called Avengers: Damage Control.

Although Damage Control’s name evokes a group from the comics that also had a brief cameo in Spider-Man: Homecoming, Avengers: Damage Control focuses on the team testing prototype suits created by Shuri. These suits combine technology from Wakandan and Stark Industries, so an unspecified villain that we’ve apparently already seen in the MCU is trying to steal them. The VR experience takes place during his heist attempt and will see players teaming up with other heroes such as Doctor Strange, Ant-Man, and The Wasp. Marvel Studios has confirmed that Benedict Cumberbatch, Paul Rudd and Evangeline Lily also star in Avengers: Damage Control in their respective aforementioned roles.

Avengers: Damage Control was developed by ILMxLab and will be available at select The Void locations. The VR experience has the stamp of approval from MCU mastermind Kevin Feige, as he stated:

“We are always looking for new stories and corners of the universe for our characters to explore. Now, after more than a decade of incredible support, we’re excited to give fans the same opportunity: to be a part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Expanding how people can experience the MCU is something we’re always trying to do, and in Avengers: Damage Control, we wanted to give fans the chance to suit up alongside some of their favorite heroes for the first time.”

As this experience mixes in some real world elements like heat and wind, Marvel Studios and ILMxLab are unlikely to bring it to traditional VR platforms. But at least we can still enjoy Marvel’s Avengers, which will show a demo during EGX 2019.

Via: Marvel