The Outlast Trials is a brand-new addition to the Outlast franchise. Set during the Cold War era, the Murkoff Corporation is seeking new methods to brainwash and control the human mind. Players operate within multiple layers of distrust, frenzy, fear, and grotesqueness as they advance into madness. Well, virtual reality (VR) has recently been booming in the gaming industry because of its high immersion value. Because of this, fans of the Outlast series have been demanding a VR mode in The Outlast Trials. In this article, we shall try to predict when/if The Outlast: Trials will get VR support, as well as look at the potential of VR in a survival horror setting.
Gaming on consoles and PCs is restrictive when it comes to immersion since visuals are limited within the boundaries of monitors. VR technology breathes new life into gaming by vivifying a three-dimensional atmosphere using modern-day technology. Wear a VR headset, and teleport yourself (figuratively of course) to another world, especially if that world is the Outlast universe. But is VR worth it in The Outlast Trials? And if it is, when can you expect an official announcement for VR support in the game? Let’s find out.
The Outlast Trials VR Mode Release Date: Is it coming
No Official Announcement
At the time of writing this article, VR support for The Outlast Trials has not been released. Red Barrels has not yet made an official announcement regarding their plans to implement VR into their latest title.
Why are Fans Demanding VR Support for The Outlast Trials?
The main incentive to demand VR support for any video game is the immersion factor. You can physically look around your surroundings and use your hands to interact with in-game objects and elements. This makes the playthrough feel more natural, realistic, engaging, organic, and interactive. Players feel more involved in the gameplay.
A psychological, horror title like The Outlast Trials checks all the boxes for a perfect horror experience in VR. According to fans of the series, horror games are not scary without VR at all. That being said, the game also offers a Co-op mode, so you and your buddies can quite literally live inside the game. Hence the demand.
When Can Fans Expect VR Support To Be Implemented in Game?
Implementing VR support in a game is a gamble for sure since the VR industry is relatively new. Additionally, the gameplay of The Outlast Trials is quite fast-paced. So, VR support for it might be too intimidating for the players. But if enough VR enthusiasts demand VR support for the game, the developers at Red Barrels might consider implementing the same. So far, there have not been any plans for VR in The Outlast Trials but there is a possibility in the future.
Players have been posting on the game’s Steam community forum, asking for VR support in the game. The comments and replies on this Steam post by Hoshi82 show how badly the VR fanbase wants The Outlast Trials to have VR support. However, many say that the game is snappy and fast-paced. Hence, VR support would be counterproductive to the overall gameplay, but it is totally up to the developers to decide.
On that note, we have come to the end of our short discussion of the potential release of VR support for The Outlast Trials. If you enjoyed reading this article, do consider following Android Gram for such content in the future.