While both Gilligan and Sony are remaining mum on numerous details about it, Sony did confirm that the project won't be releasing this year. Now we have word that showrunner Vince Gilligan is developing a piece of VR storytelling that might continue the saga of drug kingpin Walter White and the tormented Jesse Pinkman.
The executive further explains that the Breaking Bad VR project was born out of an event in which Sony brought seven of its Sony Pictures Television showrunners, including Battlestar Galactica executive producer Ronald D. Moore. Several of them were intrigued, but Vince was the one who said, 'I really want to do something with this. Sony Interactive Entertainment America President Shawn Layden says this deal came about because of the shift of the PlayStation Group's headquarters from Tokyo to California.
Sony's game-making team will work closely with Vince Gilligan, who now serves as an executive producer and occasional director on the BrBa spinoff Better Call Saul. "I want to experiment with this.'" He later added, "I think [this] could be another interesting way to see how VR can drive towards the mainstream".
The report also notes that this won't be a live-action VR experience. The experience will be created using computer graphics, and Gilligan is working in collaboration with Sony.
An artistic representation of what you will probably be wearing when playing the Breaking Bad VR experience.
But a virtual reality experience? While House declined to give subscription numbers, he did say PlayStation Vue now has more users on non-PlayStation devices than on the gaming console.