Last week finally saw the reveal of nDreams’ The Assembly, a new adventure videogame designed exclusively for virtual reality (VR) headsets including the Oculus Rift on PC and Project Morpheus on PlayStation 4. The title made its debut with an enigmatic trailer that showed unusual laboratory experiments being carried about by the titular organisation. According to the developer, that’s not all the footage teases.
nDreams recently teased on its Twitter account that the trailer contains ‘something hidden’, that people were yet to notice. “Wow,” the developer wrote. “So many big sites have posted the video but no-one has yet noticed something hidden in our Assembly E3 trailer…”
Said trailer can be seen below. It’s a CG piece made up of montages that involve a human running to the point of exhaustion and experiments on deceased animals. Just what could the footage be hiding? The Assembly is a first-person adventure title that casts players as two different characters, exploring the underground bunker of an elitist organisation of the same name. As both long-term member Joel Pearson and newcomer Madeleine Stone players investigate The Assembly’s work, solving puzzles designed specifically for VR and making tough moral choices as they go. It’s a narrative-driven experience with a story penned by Driver: San Francisco, The Swapper and Binary Domain writer Tom Jubert.
The Assembly is aiming be ready for launch of both the Oculus Rift and Project Morpheus headsets, which are thought to be hitting sometime in 2015. VRFocus recently went hands-on with the experience and interviewed nDreams CEO Patrick O’Luanaigh. The developer has confirmed that it also has other VR videogames in development, and that it is continuing to work on its SkyDIEving demo for the Oculus Rift. VRFocus will continue to follow the developer’s progress leading up to the launch of The Assembly and beyond.