For Oculus Quest horror fans Wolf & Wood’s The Exorcist: Legion VR is a must-have, offering an episodic experience full of mystery and demonic presence. The studio has announced that it’s been working on improving the visuals for both the Oculus Quest and Quest 2 versions, with the later getting 90Hz support and more today.
Like many other Oculus Quest 2 videogames such as Down the Rabbit Hole and Superhot VR before it, the addition of 90Hz allows for a smoother gameplay experience, bumping it up from 72Hz. The Exorcist: Legion VR has also seen a substantial texture update, with improved resolution, shaders and lighting. Further fine-tuning the title for the standalone platform players will notice new animations, improved physics interactions, in-game documents that are easier to read and the inclusion of the Torch in Chapter 5 from the PC edition.
“We’re very proud of the incredible visuals that Wolf & Wood has achieved with this Quest 2 upgrade to Exorcist,” said Douglas Nabors, Fun Train CEO in a statement. “The reception to the franchise on Quest has been spectacular, and we’re crafting new plans for it in the not-to-distant future. Stay tuned!”
On top of all that, the update from Wolf & Wood also includes:
- Out of bounds System:
- Player position is now reset to a safe position if out of the play area for over 5 seconds
- Countdown and UI to explain repositioning
- Move forwards, backwards and diagonally while the menu is open – Strafe is blocked due to menu interactions.
- Improved memory management
- General teleport improvements: player no longer has to look directly down at the floor to teleport.
- Add fail-safes for the cross occasionally disconnecting from the kit and becoming unusable.
- Bug, where hands would sometimes get stuck in the hover state and the player, would not be able to make a fist.
- General fixes and additional rules to catch any potential issues
Inspired by the famous horror film, The Exorcist: Legion VR takes place across 5 chapters: First Rites, Idle Hands, Skin Deep, Samaritan and The Tomb, each approximately 30 minutes long. You play a Boston homicide detective tasked with investigating a series of ritualistic murders, with each chapter having its own unique story which is then part of a large narrative.
“It’s the presentation where The Exorcist: Legion VR shines. It is not long or complex, but it has bags of atmosphere and says what it needs to say with panache,” VRFocus said in its four-star PlayStation VR review. “The sense of presence is used effectively to give you a properly immersive horror experience.”
The Exorcist: Legion VR is available for most major VR platforms. As Wolf & Wood and Fun Train release further updates VRFocus will let you know.