According to internet news reports the VR game, Doctor Who: The Edge Of Time, even voiced by Jodie Whitaker herself is canon to the TV series.

So where does The Edge Of Time fit into the Doctor Who TV canon? As in what particular episode is it supposed to be set after or before?

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According to the creators of the game, it sits between Season 11 and Season 12.

Q. And do you have to pick a point where it fits in the canon and things like that?

Ian Hambleton: Yeah, we got asked this the other day. I think it fits post-the-last-series. This is almost existing between the two series [series 11 and series 12], basically.

Russell Harding: And the showrunners have always said about it being in ‘the inbetween’.

Doctor Who: The Edge Of Time interview – VR team talk Jodie Whittaker, Weeping Angels and more

Interestingly the game's producer Kiron Ramdewar was much more cagey. It's described by him as a "standalone episode" that doesn't directly tie-in to the show.

Q: So does this tie into the new season of the show at all?

So we're working with the BBC on this and then obviously, like I said, Jodie's done all the voice work for it and I would kind of see it as its own standalone episode almost, so while it doesn't directly tie-in with the latest season [season 12], it's set within the same universe and world and the dots that Jodie's in at the moment

Doctor Who: The Edge Of Time - Gameplay Interview

  • So it's essentially the 2019 Dr. Who Christmas Special that they didn't bother to produce ...?
    – user62584
    Apr 7, 2020 at 8:51
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    @Jeeped - It's just a bit of fluff. A standalone episode featuring Doctor Jodie (only) that has no bearing on the show and will never be mentioned on the show.
    – Valorum
    Apr 7, 2020 at 8:53

Its set directly after resolution the doctor finishes being with her companions and is set before the 2020 series when she then goes to do what she does do.

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    Can you add some supporting evidence to your answer - like a quotation?
    – Astralbee
    Nov 9, 2019 at 19:20

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