VR is more inherently immersive than any media before it, and 'The Inpatient VR', a new title coming to Playstation VR, shows the terrifying potential that that technology offers in the world of gaming. The game is a horror thriller, placing players in a setting that they simultaneously have to work to understand and struggle to stay alive in.
'The Inpatient VR' follows 'Until Dawn', the Playstation 4 smash hit that attracted both critical praise and plenty of purchases. The Inpatient is set up as a prequel to Until Dawn, moving the action from the isolated cabin in the woods to the creepy Blackwood Sanitorium, where experimentation seems to have gone seriously awry some 60 years before the plot of Until Dawn.
Like the original, The Inpatient VR employs a branching storyline in which players' split-second decisions impact the results of the narrative.