Bloober Team is well versed in virtual reality (VR) horror thanks to titles like Blair Witch: Oculus Quest Edition and Layers of Fear VR. The latter has made its way to most VR headsets apart from PlayStation VR, a situation the studio is going to change by the end of the month.
Originally a standard PC title that made the leap to VR in 2019, Layers of Fear VR is a psychological horror redesigned to offer players greater interactivity and immersion, through making use of the technology. In this story-driven experience, you play the role of a Victorian-era painter aiming to finish his Magnum Opus. However, as the dark narrative unfolds your character delves deeper into his own madness, experiencing visions that fill the mansion with macabre artwork as well as changing its layout.
Developer Incuvo has ensured PlayStation VR players can thoroughly connect with this frightening world, physically interacting with puzzles and other gameplay elements. These will twist and turn as the maddening tale unfolds, set in a world inspired by 19th-century masterpiece paintings.
The 2019 VR release was fairly well received by players thanks to its mixture or set piece hallucinations and tell-tale jump scares to get the heart racing. The studio thankfully removed one item from the original flat version which was the white cursor dot. It’s a feature which can break seriously immersion in VR so its removal is a welcome one.
Layers of Fear VR is scheduled to launch for PlayStation VR on 29th April 2021, retailing for $19.99 USD. PlayStation VR owners have got plenty of titles to look forward to this month with the likes of Star Wars Pinball VR, Maskmaker, Altdeus: Beyond Chronos and Alvo arriving. For further updates keep reading VRFocus.