Following a successful Kickstarter campaign in 2005, a group of former BioShock and Dead Space developers have announced the release of first-person horror ‘Perception’ onto PlayStation 4. The narrative-driven adventure tells the story of Cassie who is blind, and uses the skill of echolocation to unravel the unknowns that inhabit Echo Bluff.
Through the tapping of her cane, Cassie can reveal her surroundings and make her way around. But each and every tap attracts unwanted attention in the form of the enemy.
“When playing, you must carefully weigh the risk of making too much noise against the possibility of being discovered. Once spotted, your only hope is to run, hide, and pray that it doesn’t find you. Cassie can also use the ambient sounds of the house to her advantage, by throwing objects like alarm clocks to create “sound bombs” that can distract her enemies.”
Making a hasty retreat whilst trying to remain unheard and unseen will certainly make things interesting.
Owing to their proven credentials, a few good scares can be guaranteed. And although there is no news as of yet regarding VR support, it is undeniably suited to the headset. At the time of writing there is no release date just yet, though we’ll be keeping an eye and an ear out for when it is eventually announced.