UK studio Supermassive Games has been a huge supporter of the PlayStation VR head-mounted display (HMD) since before its consumer release. A technical demonstration, Jurassic Encounter, showcased some wonderful interactivity with AI dinosaurs, while launch titles Tumble VR and Until Dawn: Rush of Blood have both become mainstays in the early adopter catalogues. Now, The Inpatient looks set to lead the HMD’s second holiday period’s line-up.
Much like Until Dawn: Rush of Blood, The Inpatient will expand upon the universe of the hugely popular PlayStation 4 exclusive Until Dawn. Shortly after the announcement of the videogame at this year’s Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3), it was revealed that The Inpatient would act as a prequel to Until Dawn, set within the walls of the latter’s Sanatorium.
VRFocus has been hands-on with the videogame at E3, stating in a preview of The Inpatient: “The Inpatient looks set to offer an experience completely different to its predecessor Until Dawn – they’re both set in the same universe – a far more tactile tale, where exploring the story is much more key. It might be because of the hospital theme but playing the demo instantly feels very reminiscent of Wilson’s Heart for Oculus Rift and that’s no bad thing.”
Though no official release date for The Inpatient has yet been announced, the title is expected to be available late in 2017. Pre-orders for the boxed edition of The Inpatient are already available at a number of retailers including Play Asia – both EU and NA editions – and Amazon. VRFocus will keep you updated with all the latest details on The Inpatient and other VR titles from Supermassive Games.
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