For immediate release
4 March 2019
VR Education Holdings plc
('VR Education' or the 'Group')
Launch of Raid on the Ruhr "Dambusters"
VR Education (AIM: VRE; Euronext Growth: 6VR), a leading virtual reality ('VR') technology company focused on the education space, is pleased to announce that the commercial release of its latest showcase experience, "Raid on the Ruhr", will take place on 29 March 2019 and will be available on Oculus Rift, HTC Vive and Windows Mixed Reality devices.
Raid on the Ruhr is a virtual reality education experience based on the famous Dambusters mission of May 1943. A team of bomber and night fighter veterans were assembled from every part of the Commonwealth under a new squadron, codenamed Squadron 'X', to deliver the brainchild of inventor Barnes Wallis, the 'bouncing bomb'.
Raid on the Ruhr allows users to experience the mission first hand and to fly the famous Lancaster bomber on its journey from the UK to the industrial heartland of Germany, the Ruhr valley.
David Whelan, CEO of VR Education, said:
"Following on from our highly popular and award-winning experiences Apollo 11 VR, Titanic VR and 1943: Berlin Blitz, we are delighted to announce the release date of our next title, Raid on the Ruhr. Building on our previous research with the BBC while creating the Berlin Blitz experience, we have created this new title from the ground up providing users with more control as they fly the Lancaster to its target and drop the famous bouncing bomb on the Möhne and Edersee Dams.
"This title adds to our back catalogue of immersive experiences and provides more assets and content for our ENGAGE platform where educators and corporate trainers can create their own learning content."
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For further information, please contact:
VR Education Holdings plc
David Whelan, CEO
Sandra Whelan, COO
Tel: +353 87 665 6708
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Notes to Editors
VR Education, together with its wholly owned subsidiary, is an early stage VR software and technology group based in Waterford, Ireland, dedicated to transforming the delivery methods of education and corporate training by utilising VR technologies to deliver fully immersive virtual learning experiences. The Group's core focus is the development and commercialisation of its online virtual social learning and presentation platform called ENGAGE, which provides a platform for creating, sharing and delivering proprietary and third-party VR content for educational and corporate training purposes.
In addition to the ongoing development of the ENGAGE platform, the Group has also built three downloadable showcase VR experiences, being the award-winning Apollo 11 VR experience, the award-winning Titanic VR experience and the award-winning 1943: Berlin Blitz.
On 12 March 2018, VR Education listed on the AIM market of the London Stock Exchange and on Euronext Growth, a market regulated by Euronext Dublin.
For further information, please visit www.vreducationholdings.com.
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