Virtual reality (VR) dedicated developer nDreams has been waiting a long time to reveal its first PlayStation 4 and PC title to the world and that moment has finally come. The company today announced The Assembly for the Project Morpheus and Oculus Rift VR headsets on their respective platforms. The title is a narrative-driven first-person experience that promises an array of puzzles, moral dilemmas and enriched immersion. The first trailer for the title can be seen below.
The title was revealed on Gamespot’s live E3 coverage. The Assembly is an adventure experience written by Driver: San Francisco writer Tom Jubert in which players control two separate characters. The two protagonists are members of The Assembly, a mysterious organisation consisting of scientists, academics and engineers set up to advance science without the interference from the law or society. One is newcomer Madeleine Stone and the other is long-term member Joel Pearson.
Each character will explore The Assembly’s headquarters, an underground bunker that allows it to operate away from the laws of man equipped with all the resources needed. Throughout the experience they will face puzzles designed with VR in mind as well as tough moral choices. The trailer below provides a brief glimpse into the work going on in the facility, showing humans pushed to exhaustion among other tests.
“I’m very proud to announce The Assembly today – it’s a game that has been designed specifically with VR in mind from day one and we can’t wait for people to experience it,” nDreams CEO Patrick O’Luanaigh said of the announcement. “As a studio we are now focusing almost exclusively on virtual reality, which we believe is going to transform immersive gaming and offer new kinds of entertainment. With good VR, experiencing beautiful worlds and rich stories is ten times better, and the more we experiment with VR, the more excited we become about its potential.”
The Assembly is aiming to launch day and date with both the consumer versions of the Oculus Rift and Project Morpheus. Neither headset has a specific date for their respective launches yet. VRFocus will continue to follow the title’s progress and be delivering full previews and interviews later today.