PlayStation VR may already have some awesome horror titles such as Resident Evil VII Biohazard or The Exorcist: Legion VR but there’s always room for more. This week will see the launch of psychological horror Rise of Insanity for PlayStation 4 with additional virtual reality (VR) support for the headset.
Created by Polish developer Red Limb Studio the videogame has been inspired by some of the greatest horror movies, including The Shining, The Exorcist and Silent Hill. Set in 1970’s America, revolves around Stephen Dowell a doctor of psychology. He is investigating the tragedy that has befallen his family by exploring the darkest recesses of the human mind, testing experimental treatment methods on a difficult patient. As such Rise of Insanity has some rather strange and surreal scenarios.
Originally released for PC in 2018 with support for HTC Vive and Oculus Rift, players have to explore the ever twisting landscape in Rise of Insanity, discovering dark secrets and solving logical puzzles along the way.
VRFocus reviewed the PC VR version giving it a reputable three-stars, saying: “Rise of Insanity is still a solidly put together experience. The storyline, sound effects and voice acting are all of a decent quality, but the English translation on some of the in-game literature needs some work. Difficulty is virtually none existent so it’s a breeze to play through in around two hours. If you’re looking for a short, digestible horror then Rise of Insanity is a sound bet, just watch out for those rubber ducks.”
Red Limb Studio hasn’t given any indication that the PlayStation version of Rise of Insanity has been altered or updated from the original release, so it looks like a straight console port.
This is the second VR title from the studio with the first being The Purge Day, a basic wave shooter with horror elements for Samsung Gear VR, Oculus Rift, HTC Vive and Google Cardboard.
Rise of Insanity is scheduled for release on PlayStation 4 and PlayStation VR on Friday, 12th July. VRFocus will continue its coverage of Red Limb Studio and Rise of Insanity, reporting back with further announcements and updates.