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Announcing The Assembly for PS4 and Project Morpheus

Your first look at nDreams’ mysterious VR adventure game

Hi! We’re announcing our first major VR game today for PS4 with full support for the fantastic Project Morpheus VR headset. You probably haven’t heard of our studio (nDreams) before unless you use PlayStation Home, but we’re a fast-growing team of around 28 based in Farnborough in the UK, and we’ve been developing and publishing for around seven years. The Assembly is a mysterious VR adventure game that we have designed for VR from day one.

We were fortunate enough to start using VR headsets in the middle of 2013. Since then we’ve been experimenting, prototyping and trying all sorts of unusual ideas out. The Assembly includes lots of the gameplay mechanics that we found worked well in VR. For example, you get to control two different characters at various points, and in VR, you really notice details like their different heights, sounds and voices. Rather than playing as a silent character, we found that playing the role of characters in the story works really well, and helps make The Assembly feel quite different to most other VR projects.

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The game has a rich story written by Tom Jubert, a talented young writer behind indie hits like FTL, Penumbra and The Swapper. Players are flung into the underground world of The Assembly, a secretive collection of scientists, academics and engineers who believe morality in society is preventing scientific advancement and are committed to discovering a universal theory of everything, at any cost.

We’re showing off an early playable demo of the game to press at E3, and we’ve created a trailer to give you a better idea of the game world – we hope you like it! If you want to find out more about the game and follow our progress, go to ‘TheAssemblyGame.com‘ and sign up for our newsletter, where we’ll give out behind-the-scenes information and tell you more about the game as it is finished ready for release.

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I cannot wait for morpheus and this looks like it will immerse you, awesome

It looks good but when will the headset be available for the broad public and how much will it cost?

AlexAtkinUK 11 June, 2014 @ 17:50
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I think this pretty much confirms it will be next year and I suspect the end of the year.

Pricing is anyones guess but as its going to NEED the camera I am hoping around £150 WITHOUT the camera (for those of us who already have it) although obviously less is better but unlikely.

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Spooky games are the last thing morpheus (or any other vr set) needs since immersion can easily make the experience uncomfortable.
I would argue that rich exploration games would be much better choice – caugh.. caugh.. No Man’s Sky
The Assembly just looks cold

DoYouLikeMyID 11 June, 2014 @ 19:54
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OMG! No Man’s Sky with VR? That would be AMAZING! This needs to happen! o.o

Although this looks like it could be a well developed immersive game for VR, it is not the type of game to get me to buy into Project Morpheous. I want colourful, happy, vast, light hearted, playful and even wacky games from a VR perspective. If Sony focuses on the horror, scare, disturbing type games for VR then I won’t be investing in it, however I do have hopes it will grow into a diverse offering of course :)

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I hope VR is optional, as there are gamers who suffer motion sickness i know a few who suffer from it badly.

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Scary games with VR is a no-no for me :-( I would really love having Far Cry or Assassin’s Creed with VR or like JonJJon mentioned, some happy and light hearted games :-) Or explorative games, that would be amazing to have a game where you basically explore some amazing sceneries or long-lost historic places :-)

TIMETRAVEL1966 13 June, 2014 @ 16:41
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If you leave project Morpheus on the back burner for to long ,is there a danger of missing the drive for VR ?

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