Want to see a lot of people wearing PlayStation VR headsets and screaming? Sony has you covered.
The horror genre is set for a gruesome comeback with the advent of VR, and Sony knows it. In fact, that’s the focus of its latest clip for the upcoming PlayStation VR headset, which was recently posted by PlayStation Ireland. It offers are very brief look at three of the platform’s headlining horror games as they were shown at E3 2016 last month in Los Angeles, California.
— PlayStation Ireland (@PlayStationIE) July 20, 2016
The first of these is Until Dawn: Rush of Blood from Supermassive Games. This is an exciting spin-off of the 2015 sleeper hit in which you guided a group of friends through one terrifying night on a chilling mountain, making tough choices. The VR game, however, is an on-rails shooter in which you’ll face off against monsters and enemies from the original adventure using the PlayStation Move motion controllers. It’s due to launch with PS VR itself on October 13th.
Next up is Here They Lie, a promising and disturbing new horror game from a new studio named Tangentlemen. As we found out at E3, the dark, dank world you’re thrown into here doesn’t offer heaps of jump scares and cheap thrills but instead aims to haunt you psychologically. This is one we really have high hopes for and expect big things from when it launches towards the end of the year.
Finally, we have Resident Evil 7 biohazard from Capcom. This is probably the most anticipated PS VR game going, let alone horror game, marking a grim rebirth for the beloved series in first-person. We’ve all had the chance to go hands-on with the creepy demo already, but VR support promises to bring the fear to life like never before. If Capcom can work through some of the sickness issues, then this could be a major hit for the platform.
Even in its early days, PS VR is forming and impressive horror line-up. We can’t wait to see what else is in store.