What’s scarier than Layers of Fear? Layers of Fear VR, so get those extra knickers ready, because you’re going to need them. The Layers of Fear VR experience listing was spotted over on the official Oculus website and was still live at the moment this article was written. Working with Oculus Touch, this next step for the Layers franchise is arguably the scariest yet.
First spotted by the sharp eyes over on Resetera, The Layers of Fear VR listing showed up quite a few times on the Oculus website. Since this experience is already available through Steam to mixed reviews following its debut back in December of 2019, it will be interesting to see what sort of changes have been made for the Oculus based on player feedback.
The mixed reviews for the Steam version of Layers of Fear VR are interesting because it received near-perfect review scores from critics. The “mixed” bag status changed when user reviews started pouring in, mostly focusing on a few bugs that the VR port seemed to have and a dot in the center of the screen that never really goes away. Others felt that the graphics took a hit with this port as well, which led to a broken sense of immersion.
Positive reviews praised the VR port for taking the Layers of Fear experience to the next level, so it really is just one of those titles that comes down to personal preference. If you like Layers of Fear, give it a go.
While we don’t have a release date yet for the Oculus support for Layers of Fear VR, the marketing suggests that it is arriving soon. “Delve deep into the mind of an insane painter and discover the secret of his madness,” reads the Oculus description. “Uncover the visions, fears and horrors that entwine the painter and finish the masterpiece he has strived so long to create.
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Redesigned with Quest in mind for greater interactivity and immersion, Layers of Fear VR is a first-person horror game built on a rich, dark story. Explore an environment overflowing with macabre artwork and unravel secrets through twisted puzzles. Take control of a painter seeking to create his magnum opus… before losing his mind in the process. The psychological horror of Layers of Fear will leave you questioning your own eyes and mind. Dare you help paint a true Masterpiece of Fear? Put on your Quest and discover what awaits…”
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Would the Quest version of Layers of Fear VR be enough to help you decide whether to buy or pass? Sound off with your thoughts over on Twitter @PrimaGames!