June 5, 2017

Horror games really come into their own in virtual reality. There’s nothing quite like being fully immersed in a foreign world and for a zombie to jump out to scare the living daylights out of you. Indie developer Michael Hegemann is looking to bring the next big horror game to the HTC Vive and Oculus Rift.

Due to arrive later this year around October 2017 in time for Halloween, OBSCURA is from the same developer that brought the horror game Slender Rising to iOS back in 2012.

The developer described the title as:

Obscura is not intended to be a traditional game. It’s a different take on atmospheric horror, that pits you unarmed against a relentless and almost invisible entity. Keep eyes and ears on your surroundings with several tools at your disposal.”

This sounds pretty scary if it was being played on a traditional two dimensional TV let alone in virtual reality. OBSCURA is built using Epic Games’ Unreal Engine 4 and will feature randomly generated events that will change with each play through. This means that you can complete the game and replay it completely without repeating what you’ve already experienced. This is pretty incredible as it means that you never know what to expect and that adds another level of horror to an already terrifying title.

The developer says the game will launch in time for Halloween in 2017 on the HTC Vive and Oculus Rift with Touch.

While I’m not a fan of getting scared beyond imagination, this is lining up to be an epic title for virtual reality. The random nature of the events and progress of the game throughout each replay only add to the intensity that will be complimented by the immersive nature of virtual reality. With each play through being different, this title shouldn’t ever get old.

Stay tuned to VRSource as we’ll have more details about the title as it approaches release date. This is definitely one to keep your eye on.

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