Sony Launches ‘The Walk’ Virtual Reality App on iOS, Android

The app allows users to experience Philippe Petit's walk between the two towers of the World Trade Center in virtual reality.

Sony Pictures Home Entertainment has announced the launch of The Walk VR on iOS and Android. The app offers a virtual reality experience inspired by the film, The Walk, which tells the story of Philippe Petit, who walked between the two towers of the World Trade Center on a wire in 1974.

The Walk VR app is compatible with the Merge VR Goggles and Google Cardboard devices, and also offers a 360 degree video mode for users without a virtual reality headset. This 360 degree video mode allows users to move their device around them to change the view of the scene.

When using a VR headset, users can experience Petit’s walk between the towers by moving their head to change their view as the video plays.

To celebrate the film’s release on Blu-ray and DVD, for a limited time, users interested in purchasing the Merge VR Googles can receive $15 off the purchase price of the headset using a special promo code. The headset has a retail price of $99.

The Walk VR is available to download for free on the iTunes App Store and Google Play.