Air Force Parachutes onto PlayStation

NORTH AMERICA- The U.S. Air Force has joined forces with PlayStaion and its 17-year creative partner GDS&M to launch a virtual reality experience that puts gamers in the environment of Special Ops Airmen.

April 6, 2018

Air Force Parachutes onto PlayStation

New branded VR experience lets gamers experience life as an Airman.

NORTH AMERICA- The U.S. Air Force has joined forces with PlayStaion and its 17-year creative partner GDS&M to launch a virtual reality experience that puts gamers in the environment of Special Ops Airmen.

“Air Force Special Ops: Nightfall” marks the first time that PlayStation has created a VR experience with a brand.

Designed as an extension of the Air Force’s "We Need People Who Can Do This" campaign, players will get to enter “Jump School,” experience the exhilaration of a H.A.L.O. (High Altitude Low Opening) free fall and master skills such as parachute control and night landing.

Once their training is complete, gamers are put to the ultimate test in a fully simulated mission, reinforcing the experience required to excel in Special Operations.

The immersive nature of “Air Force Special Ops: Nightfall” is designed to give players a tangible understanding of the daily life of a Special Ops Airman and inspire them to consider the potential career path.

“Air Force Special Ops: Nightfall” is

free for all PlayStation users to download now.

"Gamers are innate problem-solvers in high-pressure situations, making them the target audience for the most technologically advanced brand in the world, the U.S. Air Force," says Jay Russell, Chief Creative Officer, GSD&M. "To capture this audience and raise awareness of Special Operations as a career path, we had to meet them on their turf and give them an experience worth playing–one that requires a unique skillset, and is as immersive as it is challenging and intelligent."

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