Update February 28: Drifter formally announced its upcoming horror game “Lies Beneath”.
The Oculus Quest is slowly building up its library of horror VR offerings, and you’ll soon be able add a new title from Drifter to the list. However, this new horror title might be one of the more visually appealing games we’ve seen in the genre so far.
The game comes from developers Drifter, who were behind the co-op VR shoot Gunheart and handled the Quest port of Robo Recall. Their next title was announced yesterday morning but remains shrouded in a fair amount of secrecy.
The teaser shows the player exploring snowy environments and creepy interiors, with some zombies thrown in for good measure. The artistic style is really what makes the game stand out — the beautiful cel-shaded quality of certain assets makes the footage pop compared to the wealth of other horror and zombies on VR platforms.
The initial teaser’s description doesn’t give much away either, simply reading: “Strange events have plagued Slumber for years and now it’s time to return home….” The first teaser also linked to a fictional tourist site for the aforementioned town, Slumber. The site gives a bit of background on the area, with a few hints to what we might be able to expect in the game, mentioning that the airport is “undergoing renovations after a harsh winter storm” and advertising a historical ghost tour.
It’s clear that Drifter are trying to build some intrigue and mystery around the game, and the teaser ends on a promise that there’s “more to come” in just a few days on February 28. It seems unlikely that this would be a surprise release date for the title, but you never know. Be sure to keep an eye out for more updates in the next few days.
Correction February 28: An earlier version of this post incorrectly reported the game’s title. The game’s title was formally revealed and a separate article has been written about the additional details. This post now includes the full-length trailer for the game.