Apollo 11 is the story of the greatest journey ever taken by humankind.
Now you get to experience this historic event through the eyes of those who lived through it. Using a mix of original archive audio and video together with accurate recreations of the spacecraft and locations, all set to inspirational music, get set for an experience that will not only educate you but will also leave a lasting impression and deep respect for the men and women who worked on the Apollo program during NASA’s golden era.
Apollo 11 is a complete remake of the very popular Apollo 11 VR which was a launch title on the Oculus Rift.
This new version has all new assets, new textures, new animation, new lighting and revamped audio.
Supports Quest, Quest 2
Internet connection not required
May 21, 2019
English, English (US)
Apollo 11 Quest is a remake of the Apollo 11 VR launch title of the Oculus Rift debut. With remastered visuals, audio, lighting and animations, you can experience the historic event through the eyes of those that have lived it.
The virtual experience starts off as you are listening to President John F. Kennedy's intention of putting man on the moon while you are surrounded by posters items related to space travel. You are then at the space station about to launch off with your space commander Neil Armstrong. As you get into the seat of the rocket, you are surrounded by controls and buttons while you hear the launch countdown over the radio. Without spoiling what happens after, just sit back and take in the awe as you look out the window as you ascend into space. The journey is four+ virtual days and there will be some interactions with the player when attempting to land the spacecraft on the moon.
The Apollo 11 Quest is more of a VR experience in the eyes of an astronaut rather than allowing the player to have the freedom to fly a rocket or run around on the moon. I would have liked slightly more interaction with the player especially when questions are directed towards the player and not just to the virtual Neil Armstrong. The experience felt authentic because of the updated graphics and superb sound design which works best in a quiet environment or with earphones/headphones. I did not experience any graphical issues while playing but the loading times between each scene could take the user out of the experience but thankfully, there were not too many loading screens to sit through.
Everybody should experience this virtual space journey at least once as it is excellently recreated in a virtual setting and was able to capture the wonders of space travel. I would have liked a little more freedom to fiddle with all the controls during the launch countdown sequence but I feel like this VR experience got straight to the point and it was not bogged down by repetitive tasks in order to progress through the scene.
Edited by ChatGPT