Fast Travel Games launched atmospheric horror Wraith: The Oblivion – Afterlife for Oculus Quest and Rift in April, providing a tense, narrative-driven experience. Now SteamVR users get to step into the expansive Barclay Mansion to test their wits and their nerves. Plus, there’s a free content update for all owners adding some extra goodies.
With the launch of Wraith: The Oblivion – Afterlife on Steam Fast Travel Games is rolling out a content patch for all platforms, addressing bugs whilst adding 10 new collectables to the mansion. Just like the other objects found throughout the campaign these new ones give additional context to some of the characters and the story.
As for the general improvements made to the gameplay, quite a few have been implemented – full changelog here. Some notable ones make the experience even scarier such as the “Spectres now win over Players when having a tug-of-war for door handles, which was always the intention.” Another makes a Spectre encounter less frustrating: “Fixed issue where the Sad Cinematographer would sometimes unlock doors she wasn’t supposed to.”
“We launched Wraith: The Oblivion – Afterlife on Oculus headsets last month and have been blown away by the overwhelmingly positive response by our players. This is currently one of the highest-rated VR horror games out right now and we couldn’t be more proud,” Erik Odeldahl, co-founder and creative director at Fast Travel Games, said in a statement. “When we started working on Wraith: The Oblivion – Afterlife, we wanted to tell a story in one of our favourite horror worlds. To see so many people enjoying Wraith, and wanting to spend more time in our world, is why we make games.”
Wraith: The Oblivion – Afterlife tells the story of Ed Miller, a photographer who dies during a seance at the luxurious mansion of Howard Barclay. Now stuck between the living world and the afterlife, you have to explore Barclay’s home learning about who else attended and what actually happened. As a wraith, you now have abilities enabling you to walk through walls and pick items up at a distance. You will also encounter Spectres, the real horrors of the title. These are spirits of wrath and vengeance who can’t be killed, only avoided at all costs.
VRFocus enjoyed its adventure into the World of Darkness universe, saying in the review that: “For those that love slow and tense survival horror Wraith: The Oblivion – Afterlife certainly delivers.”
Wraith: The Oblivion – Afterlife is out now on Steam for HTC Vive, Oculus Rift and Valve Index, with a 10% launch discount available until 31st May. A PlayStation VR version is on the way, scheduled for later this year. For further updates, keep reading VRFocus.
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