You might not have expected any new virtual reality (VR) videogames to be announced at the PlayStation Experience, which is currently underway in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. You’d be wrong, however; Sony Computer Entertainment’s (SCE) Adam Boyes has just confirmed that Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes, a co-op title, is coming to the Project Morpheus head-mounted display (HMD), having already been announced for the Oculus Rift on PC.
Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes is another entry in the growing VR co-op genre in which one person wears the HMD while the other has information needed to help them progress. In the case of this title, the player with the HMD on must defuse a bomb. The other player has a manual filled with information about how to defuse said bomb. Neither player can see what the other is seeing, creating a sense of uneasiness as they try to help each other out.
The title will change up the types of bombs and their contents randomly, preventing repetition. Difficulty levels will also be available for teams to test their limits. The title will also present distractions for players as they go, making sure it isn’t the same experience every time. This similar approach to co-op communication can be seen in the likes of Time 2 Amaze and Black Hat, both of which are based on this two-screen approach.
It’s not yet clear when Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes will launch either on PC or PlayStation 4. It’s not clear when consumer versions of either the Oculus Rift or Project Morpheus will launch. In the case of the latter, the developers of the title will certainly need the device to be launched before it can launch itself. VRFocus will continue to follow Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes closely, reporting back with any further updates on it.