Scares Await Those Brave Enough to Watch Haunted

    Virtual reality (VR) is such an engaging experience that it suits certain genres – whether its movies or videogames – particularly well. One of those happens to be horror, and if you like jumping out of your seat as scary things try to get you, VR can take it to a new level. On Samsung’s mobile head-mounted display (HMD), Gear VR, there’s a mixture of videogames (Dreadhalls, Dead Secret) and 360-degree experiences (Sisters) to choose from, and now there’s one more.

    Launched this week by developer Vryx comes a 360-degree horror experience called Haunted. Similar to Otherworld Interactive’s popular title Sisters, Haunted gives viewers no control. It’s all about watching, listening and waiting to see what happens.

    As you’ve probably seen plenty of times before in movies, Haunted takes the premise that the character thinks they’re alone in a house, naturally they’re not but this time it’s you in those shoes.

    The VR experience should be comfortable for most to watch – motion sickness wise – but Vryx does state the experience contains strong images and scary scenes just in case. Haunted can be downloaded through the Oculus Store for $0.99 USD, and doesn’t require a separate gamepad to enjoy.

    VRFocus will continue its coverage of Gear VR, reporting back with all the latest content.