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Hammerhead VR’s Next VR Title is a Crime Thriller Called STEIN

The studio is best known for its horror title Syren.

Immersive content studio Hammerhead VR has been creating virtual reality (VR) for the past three years, rolling out experiences like Abe and horror series Syren. This week the team has released a few details about their new VR project, a crime thriller called STEIN.

Syren Episode 2

Just like Paw Print Games earlier today with Border PatrolHammerhead VR took to Twitter to unveil STEIN, where players have to investigate cold cases that remain unsolved through British history. Could this mean there’s time travel involved? Or maybe it’s just recent history?

If you look really closely at the only image Hammerhead VR has supplied (below), some of the newspaper cuttings are definitely from WW2, with one of the notes showing ‘Oct 1940’, while other portions refer to old black and white photos. There certainly looks to be an overarching storyline involving someone called ‘STEIN’, linking all the cases together – like some mysterious Sherlock Holmes plot involving Professor Moriarty by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.

Expect something interesting by any means as Hammerhead VR will be using the talents of sister company Dimension, which specialises in advanced volumetric and 3D capture, being the first Microsoft Mixed Reality Capture studio partner.

Few other details are available at the moment, hopefully Hammerhead VR will release some more screenshots, or reveal which headsets it plans to support.

Check out Syren to see Hammerhead VR’s immersive skills in action. The first title launched in February 2017 which VRFocus gave a four-star review saying: “Despite some of its flaws on the whole Syren works very well, but because of this there’s not enough. Most players will find the experience too short, easily completed within a couple of hours depending on restarts.” The studio then rectified that by releasing Syren 2switching the gameplay from survival horror to an action horror experience with plenty of guns.

As further details on STEIN are released VRFocus will keep you updated.

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