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Among The Sleep Dev Launches Oculus DK2 Beta, Encounters Issues

Virtual reality (VR) fans that have played indie developer Krillbite Studio’s Among the Sleep have been waiting patiently for an update to the title’s Oculus Rift head-mounted display (HMD) support. The first-person horror experience has supported the first development kit (DK1) since its launch in mid-2014, stating that it would add in support for the second development kit (DK2) if the title ‘performs well’. It certainly seems as if the title has sold enough to warrant the update, as the developer has this week released a beta build with DK2 support.

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Those that have already bought Among the Sleep recently received emails containing a download for the updated version of the title. This first build is reportedly having issues, although the developer itself has pledged to a second build that should fix any problems. That said, the studio did provide a possible hot fix in a thread on Reddit: “You can try hot fixing it yourself by copying the Among the Sleep folder in C:/Users/<yourname>/AppData/LocalLow/Krillbite Studio/ and renaming the copy to “Among the Sleep Demo”. Delete everything in that folder except for Default.json,” it said.

Among the Sleep casts players as a toddler that investigates strange noises heard in the middle of the night. Joined by their companion, a walking, talking teddy bear, players will explore a series of strange and twisted environments. Several months after the launch of the original videogame Krillbite Studio released a free expansion to the experience, adding to the story. A port to the PlayStation 4 console is also planned with support for the Project Morpheus HMD, though release details are yet to be confirmed.

For now, Among the Sleep can be downloaded for £14.99 GBP on PC, Mac and Linux. VRFocus will continue to follow the title closely, reporting back with any further updates on its progress.