Apollo 11 VR (2016) is an educational experience that takes you on a breathtaking trip to the Moon, virtually recreating the July 24, 1969 mission that has inspired so many. The creators Immersive VR Education are taking Apollo 11 VR’s commitment to realism one step further though with their newly remastered version, dubbed Apollo 11 VR HD, which is now set to launch on Steam November 7th for Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, and Windows VR headsets.

As the result of a successful Kickstarter in 2015 built for the Oculus Rift DK2, Apollo 11 VR was created with the mission to let VR users experience the first manned mission to the Moon, which includes a first-person interactive rocket launch, iconic lunar landing, and humanity’s first step on the Moon. The experience, which has since been made available for HTC Vive and Oculus Rift, stitches in original archival audio and video, not only giving you the first-hand experience of making the fateful trip yourself, but packing plenty of historical info along the way.

Apollo 11 VR HD is a complete remake, and includes all new assets, new textures, new animation, new lighting, revamped audio, and Windows MR support.

Like the original, you’ll be able to take control of the command module for docking with the lunar module, land on the Moon’s surface, explore the Apollo 11 landing site and deploy the original experiment, and explore every detail of the lunar module and command module at your own pace. If you’re not in it for the gamey bits though, you’ll also be able to skip around the experience with a new chapter selector that let you pick which sections to experience.

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Check out the side-by-side comparisons of the original vs. the new to see what Immersive VR Education has in store.

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Well before the first modern XR products hit the market, Scott recognized the potential of the technology and set out to understand and document its growth. He has been professionally reporting on the space for nearly a decade as Editor at Road to VR, authoring more than 3,500 articles on the topic. Scott brings that seasoned insight to his reporting from major industry events across the globe.
  • impurekind

    Sweet. I was literally just thinking about this the other day after seeing the trailer for First Man, how I had seen a similar thing for VR a while back but wished there was a version with updated visuals and stuff. :D

  • Zerofool

    I really enjoyed the original one, and I hope that we (owners of the old one) will get at least a discount for the HD version. I appreciate devs who continue to improve their older titles, especially in these early days of VR. Can’t wait to check it out.

    • Born’N’BredSheridan

      Agreed. Not sure that I would buy it again outright since I already own the original, but if I at least got a discount, I’d consider it.

  • Raphael

    I have to go back to this. It was very impressive. Didn’t complete the experience. Great feeling of isolation when orbiting the grey dust-ball.

  • The Asylum

    This was one of my first VR titles and it blew me away. I never thought the textures were off, so really looking to seeing the new version. Hoping they support existing owners of the first experience who bought it.

  • AmazingTechVR

    Love it when they give old pixelated games/experiences a boost to HD! It makes it a lot more pleasing to enjoy. Good content and much better visuals!

  • Ombra Alberto

    Not on Oculus Home? I do not buy.

  • bsd107

    I just played this as my first game on PSVR. As a huge Apollo fan, I really enjoyed this game. Now I just wish that the HD version would be ported to PSVR (I am sure the PS4 Pro can handle it!).