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Narcosis Launches for Oculus Rift and HTC Vive

The long-awaited underwater survival horror title, Narcosis, is now available to purchase for both Oculus Rift and HTC Vive. Set in the depths of the Pacific Ocean, Narcosis leaves the player stranded on the seafloor with little light source and few tools as they try to reach the surface before their oxygen depletes.

Narcosis throws the player into high-stress situations with abandon, accelerating oxygen intake, distorting sight, sound, space and time. Often equipped with only a knife, flashlight and flares, players will face unwelcoming flora and fauna deep under the sea as they learn about true primal fear and human limits.

VRFocus has been hands-on with Narcosis on a number of occasions, stating in a preview that it has the power to ‘prove that intrigue is as powerful a tool as action in VR videogames’.

According to developer Honor Code, Inc., Narcosis was; “First conceived as a student project, this first-person survival story unfolds from inside a “walking coffin” – a half-ton, high-tech deep-sea dive suit – following an industrial catastrophe. Influenced and inspired by a growing appetite for unconventional horror and narrative-driven games, Narcosis is rooted in reality, but steeped in the surreal.”

Narcosis is now available to purchase for both Oculus Rift and HTC Vive via Steam, and on the Oculus Store. Franco-Californian Honor Code, Inc. will also launch an Xbox One edition of the videogame next month, and VRFocus will keep you updated with all the latest VR titles from the development studio.