Release Date:January 24, 2018
The Inpatient is an upcoming horror game designed with the PlayStation VR Headset in mind. Set within the Until Dawn Universe, the horror title is fully designed around the VR experience and limitations, and is set to launch on PlayStation 4 on January 24 2018.
Supermassive Games began development of The Inpatient following their previous game, Tumble VR. Continuing with work on Sony’s VR platform from Tumble VR and Until Dawn: Rush of Blood, The Inpatient is being developed using the Unreal Engine 4.
Announced as one of the headlining titles for Sony’s PlayStation VR Platform for the near future, The Inpatient was announced at their E3 show in 2017. Taking place within the Blackwood Sanatorium, the player character, who can be a man or woman by the players’ choosing, seeks to regain their memories. The game takes place 60 years before 2015’s Until Dawn, acting as a prequel to that game.
Making full use of the immersion of VR, Supermassive went to great lengths to make sure what the player felt within the world of the game, including details like seeing the player’s body when they look down, voice interaction with NPCs and subtler elements like binaural audio to draw the player in. The game was originally intended to launch on PlayStation VR on November 21, 2017 and November 22, 2017 in North America and Europe respectively, before being pushed back for January 23 and 24, 2018 for unknown reasons.
Taking place within the Until Dawn universe, 60 years prior to the events of that game, the player is a mental patient within the Blackwood Sanatorium. The player’s gender is selectable, allowing them to be either a male or female, and they are interned within the facility suffering from amnesia. The player can interact with NPCs via voice commands, as they traverse and endure the facility, determined to get their memory back. Beyond the scares, the memories you retrieve are supposed to tell of some shadowy conspiracy. Not much is known about the track of the story, but it is known that much like Until Dawn, the story will alter itself due to the choices of the player.
The brief teaser trailer that represents our only glimpse of in engine footage tell us nothing about how The Inpatient will function mechanically within the confines of VR. Stay tuned to Gamingbolt for future updates.
As with the gameplay, the teaser trailer and interview materials released by Supermassive on The Inpatient are incredibly vague and tell us nothing of note. Gamingbolt will update this wiki the future with more info, but currently, the most we know is that the star of the game is intended to be the player themselves.
Supermassive went to great lengths to remain immersive with Sony’s VR technology, choosing to allow the player a choice in being Male or Female, the ability to look down and see their body, which is not something typically done in VR due to all the extra work, and interacting with the game’s NPCs via voice, as well as through audio design all speak to some serious dedication to this as a VR experience.
Note: This wiki will be updated once we have more information about the game.