Until Dawn: Rush of Blood is a VR title after all

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Roller coaster

Last week I told you about a rumored Until Dawn DLC that was basically a horror Virtual Reality experience. Well, it is a real game that’s coming, but it’s not DLC, it’s a spin off, and it actually sounds pretty cool.

Essentially, Until Dawn: Rush of Blood will be a horror rollercoaster ride – quite literally on rails. Here is the reveal that shows why the VR experience will be fun, but not exactly what you’d expect from Until Dawn.

A branching rollercoaster? Now that sounds like fun. It’s cool to see that they’re still including elements of choice, and I think that the interface and experience could work really well in VR. Then again, the whole Sony press conference seemed to be focused on VR, and they really seem to know what they’re doing with the technology. My demos with the Morpheus (as it was called at the time) were fantastic and focused on the strengths of VR – certain forms of action games like London Heist, and extremely ambient horror experiences. That said, I just hope that they include some good headsets in the PlayStation VR – sound is so crucial for immersion and is often overlooked during the demos.

I’m glad that they’re continuing the Until Dawn franchise in new ways. I hope that it becomes a hallmark for horror on PlayStation and leads to more sequels and spin offs. I’d love to see an Until Dawn: Even Horizon game, one I wouldn’t need eyes to see, right? Or how about an Until Dawn: Hannibal game? They could even team up with the guys behind Cooking Mama.

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Last Updated: October 28, 2015

Zoe Hawkins

Wielding my lasso of truth, I am the combination of nerd passion and grammar nazi. I delve into all things awesome and geek-tastic. I believe people should stop defining themselves and just enjoy playing games, so let’s get on with it!

  • oVg

    Hell no, the game was scary enough.

    • Grand Admiral Chief SpaceNinja

      Pansy

      😛

      • oVg

        I see you. Like the Japanese, the American Indians have some scary folk tales. shiver.

    • HairyEwok

      Rollercoaster…. More like Rollernopester

  • HairyEwok

    I’m not paying R5k+ for a item that will make me shit myself. I can do it whenever I want to for free and hands free.

    • Brady miaau

      Just look at your monthly bills, right?

      • HairyEwok

        Seriously though, this VR experience is going to be one expensive hobby. You have to get the PS4 which will probably be a bit lower on price by that time, lets say R5k and then you need to buy the VR too, which will be around R5k…… R10k is steep for most South Africans.

        • oVg

          Since I started gaming in the 80s It has been VR this VR that. VR is coming. Bollocks, it will always be economically non viable. As for 3D fcuk I hate it when that fad pops its head around the corner every 10 years.

          • geel slang

            economically non viable? I dont agree, maybe in SA, but 350 dollar or euro is really not that much, I paid more for my graphics card. Enough people have money to make it viable imo.

          • oVg

            Maybe in 10 year they will be able to domesticate it. But how long have we seen these Ocluas Rifts at demos? 3 years now and they still cant break the commercial space. They had to sell out to Facebook after Dragoons Den bombed them. I don’t know, I have never taken VR seriously. Probably because that Lawnmower Man film is still rattling in my head 😛

            Practicality at a low price is a hard goal to achieve with this tech.

  • WitWolfy

    The budget version:
    Get computer chair
    Get big screen
    Be in a dark room
    Get friend to shake the computer chair vigorously as you watch the rollercoaster video.

    DONE!!!

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