Wallace and Gromit are starring in a new VR adventure, launching in 2023!
'The Grand Getaway' will invite fans to step directly into the world of Wallace and Gromit to enjoy a brand new story and play an active role in the adventure. The story begins as holidays are on the horizon for the duo...bringing the opportunity to test out their latest contraption, 'Auto-Caddy'. But Wallace has got his dates mixed up and it turns out that they need to be on the other side of the country in just half an hour! This calls for the duo to dust down their faithful Rocket, but a mishap with the controls sends Wallace, Gromit and Auto-Caddy hurtling off course...the scene is set for this to become a holiday to remember!
The action plays out on the Meta Quest all-in-one headset*, and the project is a co-production between Aardman, Atlas V, No Ghost and Albyon. The Grand Getaway is a fully self-contained, single player game, and all interactions are with the characters of the storyworld only.
Ben Whitehead, who has been voicing Wallace since Peter Sallis' retirement, will play the part of Wallace in this adventure and other forthcoming projects. We're delighted that Ben will uphold Peter's legacy by bringing Wallace's unique charm to an exciting new chapter in the Wallace and Gromit story.
We'll be bringing you more updates on this exciting project as we get them - watch this space!
*Please note that Quest devices are only intended for use by people aged 13+.