Layers of Fear VR Will Spook the Bejesus Out of PSVR Players in April

Layers of Fear VR gives horror fans another reason to venture into Bloober Team's creepy haunted house.

PlayStation VR already has its fair share of horror games, but another terrifying title is set to stalk out of the darkness very soon. Bloober Team's fright-inducing cult hit Layers of Fear is will haunt Sony's virtual reality platform starting April 29.

It will retail for $19.99, the same price as the standard game on PS4. Of course, it requires a PlayStation VR headset and Move controllers to play. 

The game follows a painter in an ever-shifting and changing haunted house full of confounding puzzles and terrifying entities. Similar in nature to games like Amnesia: The Dark Descent, The Beast Inside, and Blair Witch, the game heavily revolves around exploration and narrative. 

Upload VR caught wind of the release in early March after a listing for it appeared on the PS5 PlayStation Store. 

Layers of Fear initially released for PC on Steam, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One in early 2016. It later released on Nintendo Switch in 2018. The VR version is currently available on Steam for Oculus Quest, Oculus Rift, and HTC Vive. 

The horror game was relatively well-received when it launched and ultimately spawned a sequel. The aptly named Layers of Fear 2 proved to be an improvement over the original in some ways but a step back in others. We praised it for its puzzles, "audio and visual design," and story, but deducted some points for its scripted nature. 

There's no word on if Layers of Fear 2 will ever officially receive a VR version, though some have gotten it to work unofficially. Considering the "mostly-positive" rating for Layers of Fear VR on Steam, and what Bloober Team has said in the past, it's always a possibility

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Published Apr. 7th 2021

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