Supermassive Game’s new project showed up at Sony’s show. A PlayStation VR game, The Inpatient showed a character in what appeared to be an asylum, trying to avoid the security and staff. A man insists that he’s here to help the main character and that he wants him to become better. If he really wants what’s best for you, however, is a mystery.
The game’s Youtube trailer confirms that The Inpatient will be a prequel to Until Dawn. The game takes place 60 years before the events of the first game, and will put you inside the Blackwood Sanatorium. The game will focus on figuring out who you are and why you’re stuck in the sanatorium.
We got to learn a bit more about the game in a PlayStation blog post by Supermassive’s game director Nik Bowen. He mentions that if you haven’t played Until Dawn then you don’t need to worry as The Inpatient will be a stand alone game despite being a prequel. You’re going to have to deal with Jefferson Bragg, the owner of the Blackwood Sanatorium, as he questions you. Along the way you’ll interact with other patients and staff members.
One interesting note is that The Inpatient was designed with the idea that it’s actually you in the game. You can engage in conversation with the members of the staff simply by speaking out loud. The game also has Until Dawn‘s script writers working on it to help bring players into the world and keep the connected to the events of the game.
The Inpatient will be launching for PlayStation VR “soon”.
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