Awesome news for fans of Ninja Theory and its excellent new game, Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifce: it’s coming to VR headsets next week.
A developer diary from the studio reveals the surprise news. This is going to be the entire game converted into VR. It’s set to be free for anyone that already owns the game on Steam and will be releasing with Oculus Rift and HTC Vive support on July 31st. No word of a PSVR released just yet.
Hellblade is a narrative-driven action game that’s been critically lauded for exploring themes of mental health. You play as Senua, a warrior that descends on a journey into darkness in an attempt to resurrect her lover. The game actually already has a history with VR, having released a 360 degree trailer in the build-up to launch a few years back.
Ninja Theory itself was recently acquired by Microsoft, a company that’s been famously conservative with VR and its Xbox hardware. Could the company’s work with the platform indicate a brighter future for Xbox VR?