Next week will see Supermassive Games release its next virtual reality (VR) title The Inpatient, having launched Until Dawn: Rush of Blood and Tumble VR for PlayStation VR back in 2016. And players can now pre-order the upcoming psychological horror experience with either monetary savings or pre-order bonuses to be had.
The Inpatient will launch in North America on 23rd January, while in Europe it’s a day later on 24th. It’ll be available in both digital and physical copies depending on how you like to purchase your videogames. As mentioned, there is a price discrepancy depending on where you go.
So first off most players are likely to go to the PlayStation Store if they want a digital copy. Via the official site for US or EU customers you’ll be paying £34.99 GBP/$39.99 USD for the title, with a pre-order bonus featuring a set of The Inpatient avatars: Abe, Billy Bate, Blackwood and Bragg. It’s also the same price for the digital version at GAME but there’s no mention of the bonuses.
If you prefer a hard copy of The Inpatient then you’ll actually save yourself some cash. It’s listed on both GAME and Amazon for £24.99. There’s no bonus but you’ll save yourself a tenner to buy another videogame unless you really want those avatars. These saving are only for UK customers. A quick look for VRFocus’ US readers finds that Amazon and Best Buy are both selling the title for its full price of $39.99.
For those that aren’t aware, The Inpatient is set in the same universe as Until Dawn, in fact the VR experience is a prequel. It takes place in the Sanatorium featured in the original PlayStation 4 exclusive, with players waking up to a living nightmare with no recollection of who they are or how they got there. They need to find out that’s going on as their sanity is tested to the extreme.