Horror fans are in for a treat next month as the critically-acclaimed survival horror videogame Five Nights at Freddy’s is getting turned into a virtual reality (VR) experience. Called Five Nights at Freddy’s VR: Help Wanted, the title has been confirmed for PlayStation VR, Oculus Rift, and HTC Vive.
Lionsgate, in partnership with Scottgames, Steel Wool Games, and Striker Entertainment have brought Five Nights at Freddy’s VR: Help Wanted to life, with the adaption set to feature new experiences that highlight the original videogame and each episode of the one-of-a-kind series.
“I’m incredibly excited to bring Five Nights at Freddy’s to virtual reality and give fans a new way to experience the franchise,” said Scott Cawthon, founder of Scottgames in a statement.
For the first time players will be able to use motion controllers to interact with the door and light controls in the offices, pick up objects in the repair games, press buttons on the video switcher, solve puzzles, and activate their flashlight. Iconic locations have been recreated, challenging players to survive the night in the Freddy Fazbear’s Pizza security office, or repair vents in the depths of Circus Baby’s Entertainment and Rental.
“We are huge fans of Five Nights at Freddy’s and also recognize the original games’ design is perfectly suited for virtual reality. The title is an impeccable piece of video game mastery,” said Creative Director and Co-Founder of Steel Wool Games. “We’re thrilled Scottgames and Lionsgate chose us to lead the development of this project as it’s a game we’ve idolized.”
New features have also been added, allowing players to earn collectables that can be used at the prize counter. They can also find plushies, bobbleheads, action figures and more if they dare.
“For as long as we have been talking about virtual reality here at Lionsgate, we’ve dreamed of helping bring Five Nights at Freddy’s to VR,” said Daniel Engelhardt, Senior Vice President of Interactive Ventures & Games at Lionsgate. “The original games are tailor-made for VR. It’s a beloved franchise.”
Five Nights at Freddy’s VR: Help Wanted is scheduled to arrive across all platforms in April. When an exact date has been announced VRFocus will let you know.