It’s just under a week on from Oculus Connect 2’s keynote conference now and even though plenty of new titles were announced for the Oculus Rift virtual reality (VR) head-mounted display (HMD) at the show, this week has seen no shortage of its own VR reveals. Today sees indie studio Camel 101 and Bigmoon Entertainment announce a brand new first-person sci-fi survival horror title, Syndrome, which will be coming to PC with support for the Oculus Rift. The title is also due to arrive on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One as well as Mac and Linux.
The developers claim that Syndrome will revisit the roots of its genre. Players find themselves on a seemingly deserted space ship, the crew of which have either been killed or ‘changed’. As they struggle to survive, players must explore the ship in an effort to uncover exactly what happened to this crew. Combat will feature, though weapons will have limited ammunition and won’t prove effective against some enemies. Stealth will also play a part as players avoid enemies that they are not yet ready to confront.
“We are all excited with the development of this great survival horror game. As huge fans of the genre, we drew on inspiration from a number of the scariest films and concepts to create this truly terrifying experience”, said Paulo J. Games, Game Director of Bigmoon Entertainment. “We couldn’t be more pleased to work with our friends from CAMEL 101 on this awesome title.” A trailer for the new title can currently be seen below. The developers are currently anticipating a full release in June 2016, by which time the consumer version of the Oculus Rift will have released.
It’s not yet confirmed if the PlayStation 4 version of Syndrome could support the PlayStation VR HMD, nor if the PC version will also add support for the HTC Vive. VRFocus will continue to follow the title closely, reporting back with the latest updates on its progress.