VR historians may recall the name Dead Secret. Developed by indie studio Robot Invader, the murder mystery game was one of the first full titles to release on Samsung’s Gear VR mobile headset almost three years ago now. Subsequent ports to the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive were released in 2016, and a PSVR version was promised but never materialized. That changes this month.
Ben Throop of Headmaster developer Frame Interactive recently took to the PlayStation Blog to confirm his studio has been working with Robot Invader to bring Dead Secret to PSVR this month. The game will launch on April 24th (two weeks from today!).
In the game, you play as a reporter investigating the murder of a mysterious man that spent his last years confined to his house. You sneak about the property, uncovering his past and the reason for his murder. The game has a chilling atmosphere and tense exploration but, as Throop notes, isn’t “pants-crappingly intense”. In other words, it’s the perfect kind of game for cowards such as myself.
Meanwhile, Robot Invader is working on a full sequel to the original game, Dead Secret Circle, which plunges players into another case. The game was announced nearly a year ago now but we haven’t heard much from it since. Hopefully once work on this PSVR port has wrapped up we’ll get to find out more about that game.