An independent game label called Surprise Attack, based out of Australia, has released a new trailer and details for Blind, releasing later this year for PlayStation VR and various other platforms.
Like many virtual reality titles already available on PlayStation VR, Blind certainly appears to be unique, but how accessible is the game going to be for the blind? From the looks of it — this one will leave you absolutely mesmerized with the storyline.
Decide for yourself with this new Blind announcement trailer:
Blind appears to be a suspenseful, psychological thriller, whereas traditional first-person titles normally take a more action-oriented approach. You take on the role of a scared and nervous young woman who has inexplicably lost her eyesight. With the help of a cane, the use of echolocation, and various other environmental sounds, her sole mission is to navigate a strange mansion and ultimately escape the madness.
You are left to wander and solve increasingly difficult puzzles while an unknown voice constantly guides you to victory… or to your untimely demise. As the game progresses, you will inevitably get closer to the truth and uncover the reason behind this twisted and sadistic experiment.
From what we can see, Blind is meticulously built from the ground up to take full advantage of VR. This has allowed developer Tiny Bull Studios to brilliantly implement the aforementioned echolocation theme to deliver a true psychological experience.
The binaural audio, along with vague objects that can only be seen briefly, naturally creates an undeniable sense of anxiety and tension. Another neat feature is how the game handles motion sickness by relying on the shoulder buttons to turn incrementally.
Blind has been in development for quite a few years now, but we don’t mind waiting if it means the final product is as exhilarating and accessible as it sounds.