Horror title Don’t Knock Twice for the PlayStation VR is planned to be released on 5th September 2017. Developers Wales Interactive have now launched pre-orders for the title on the PlayStation Store, complete with a 20% discount for users in the European region.
Don’t Knock Twice is a first-person horror experience based on a horror film released in 2016 starring Katee Sackhoff of Battlestar Galactica fame. The videogame tells the story of an urban legend about a terrifying witch who seek out those who knock twice on an old, abandoned twice. The player takes the role of a mother who seeks to save her daughter, from whom she has been estranged for many years. The daughter has fallen prey to the witch, and the mother must explore the derelict house to uncover the truth of the legend and rescue her daughter.
Wales Interactive Community Manager Ben Tester went into further details about the development of the title on the PlayStation Blog, saying: “Our main goal was to focus on creating a realistic environment that doesn’t break you out of immersion and is optimised for a smooth experience with which also combats any motion-sickness. Then there’s the high-quality 3D soundscape, which is enough to raises the hairs on the back of your neck, before we’ve even started on the real scary bits.”
Of the virtual reality (VR) version of the title, Tester said: “However, VR does offer huge advantages for those scary moments. One in particular involved the use of head tracking which forced the player to put their head into a place they wished they didn’t look into, this created a “Here’s Johnny” moment which would have been impossible to create in a standard “flat” experience without forcing the players head.”
The trailer for the PlayStation 4 version of Don’t Knock Twice is available to view below. European PlayStation VR users can pre-order the title now for £12.79 (GBP), a discount of 20%.
VRFocus will bring you further information on Don’t Knock Twice as it becomes available.