Breaking Bad is one of the best shows ever created, and I’ll fight anyone (in Overwatch) who says otherwise. And, as of relatively recently, I’ve come to wholeheartedly believe in virtual reality’s ability to deliver unparalleled entertainment experiences. So, you can imagine my delight at the prospect of some kind of Breaking Bad VR thing, and that just might be what we’re in for.
According to Variety, Sony’s PlayStation division has teamed up with series creator Vince Gilligan “to create a non-game, virtual reality experience based on the iconic show”. Sony’s global chief executive Andrew House explained that everyone including Gilligan “played around with VR”, and that Gilligan said “I really want to do something with this. I want to experiment with this”.
“We set up a day at our campus where we brought seven of the best show runners [Sony Pictures Television] work with,” also including NYPD Blue and House producer David Shore*, and Battlestar Galactica screenwriter Ron Moore, explains Andrew House, global chief executive of Sony Interactive Entertainment, the company’s video game division. “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.'”
There’s currently no word on which actors will be involved, or whether it’ll be an episodic or full title. All we know is that the project is still in its infancy, it’ll employ computer generated graphics by Sony, and that it definitely won’t see the light of day anytime this year.
*In the original article, Andrew House cites David Shore as a show runner on The Blacklist, but, oops, he’s wrong about that. – Ed.