Horror shooter Syndrome appears to have had a somewhat troubled history. Initially announced back in 2015 for Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC, with the PC version promising Oculus Rift compatibility, then it vanished for a while until resurfacing as a PlayStation VR title. The news this time, sadly, is not as good.
When Syndrome was announced as a PlayStation VR release, developer Camel 101 said the title would be launched on to the platform on 28th April 2017. Unfortunately, a recent twitter statement from the developer indicates that the release date has been moved back to 2nd June.
This will be the second time that Syndrome has been delayed, since the title was originally slated for a June 2016 release. The cause of the new delay has not been announced by developer Camel 101 or publisher Bigmoon Entertainment.
Syndrome is a science-fiction horror shooter where the player awakes from suspended animation aboard what appears to be a deserted spaceship. Quickly discovering that the rest of the crew are either dead or mutated, the player needs to discover the truth behind what happened while trying to stay alive. Enemies react to every sound and movement, so caution is essential in order to avoid a messy death as the monsters are tough and ammo is scarce. Hiding and breathing as quietly as possible, along with other careful stealth moves are a critical skill in Syndrome.
It is currently unknown if Syndrome will be ported to any other platform, such as the Oculus Rift that was mentioned during the original announcement, but the PlayStation VR version is expected to retail for a price of £34.99 (GBP).
VRFocus will bring you further news on Syndrome and other PlayStation VR titles once it becomes available.