Shark Week: Operation Apex

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VIVE Cosmos


Oculus Rift

Oculus Rift S / Quest + Link

Valve Index

Windows Mixed Reality

VIVE Cosmos Elite





Play Area




Input Method

VIVE Controllers

Oculus Touch

Windows MR Controllers

VIVE Cosmos Controllers

Valve Index Controllers

Content Rating


Release Date

Latest Update



Media Type


Number of Players



Interface Audio Subtitles

English (United States)

Chinese (Simplified)

System requirements

Available OS

Windows 7

Windows 8.1

Windows 10

Available OS Bit



Intel Core i5 or higher


16 GB

DirectX Version


Disk Space

4 GB


Nvidia GTX 970 or higher

Additional Notes

Discovery Shark Week!

Developer information





Vive Studios



Enter the deep with Discovery Shark Week.

Use virtual reality to uncover the secrets of the big blue in an atmospheric deep sea dive. As you bear witness to an underwater marvel, your mission becomes clear. Take your research rig out into open sea in search of the largest great white shark ever seen… Shark Week: Operation Apex is an accessible virtual reality exploration and adventure game developed by Curiscope, in partnership with HTC Vive Studios.

A VR adventure with full freedom of locomotion

Enter the deep and discover the most expansive, fascinating and diverse places on Earth. Using virtual reality, put on your diving gear and explore the underwater world. Venture through reefs scanning for marine creatures and hidden discoveries. Shark Week: Operation Apex is designed for room-scale and seated modes you’re able to explore no matter the size of your playspace.

Become a marine scientist

Dive with the world’s leading marine scientists and take on the role of research assistant with no diving experience needed. Your mission is clear, take your research rig out into open sea in search of the largest great white shark ever seen. Assist on scientific expeditions to collect data from the marine life around you and learn about the ocean’s precious ecosystem and our individual impact on it. 

Scan and collect marine life to lure predators 

Shark Week: Operation Apex enables you to interact with sharks and many other elusive creatures that are rarely seen outside of their natural habitats. What’s more, the marine life in Shark Week: Operation Apex have the ability to react to your presence, creating an immersive and enthralling experience.

Highly detailed environment and creatures

All the art and imagery in the game is was carefully created to be a realistic as possible, down to the way the kelp sways with the ocean currents. Each of the three underwater environments have been highly researched to provide a compelling simulation of this mysterious world. 

Hidden Discoveries 

The ocean is a mysterious and wondrous place. It can even be treacherous. Revel in the beauty of this underwater world by exploring the hidden discoveries to reveal the true predators of the ocean.

About the development team

Shark Week: Operation Apex is developed by Curiscope, a startup founded by Ed Barton and Ben Kidd. Curiscope’s mission is to help people understand the real world in a new way. Our award winning experiences take curious minds on wild adventures that inform, inspire and drive enthusiasm for learning.

Our previous work includes; an augmented reality app that makes sharks swim around your bedroom, a t-shirt that allows users to see their internal organs, a book about virtual reality and one of the world’s most watched 360 videos - Great White Sharks 4K. (We like sharks)
(also playable on Oculus Rift)

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What's New

1.3 Update
- Cosmos-ready!

1.2 Update
- Discovery Shark Week!

1.1 Update
- Introducing "free roam". This will allow players to return to levels (once unlocked) outside of the main narrative. 
- Persistent mimic library. This will allow players to keep all the mimics they have captured when returning to levels
- Introducing Great White Shark mimic. This means players can see how other species will react to having a Great White Shark around!
- Graphics updates (improvement to lighting and visual effects)
- Chinese version

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