Developer nDreams announced today that The Assembly will be released in late 2016, following the launch of PlayStation VR on October 13.
A first-person interactive story centered around Assembly, an organization that conducts scientific experiments, The Assembly asks this question: When does the end justify the means? Playing as both newcomer Madeleine Stone, who faces a bizarre induction program, and veteran Cal Pearson, “you’ll make a series of shocking revelations that lead you to question the Assembly’s relentless pursuit of progress.”
Over the course of the game, you’ll make tough decisions and overcome trials. You’ll face thought-provoking dilemmas with uncertain outcomes that challenge your views of the Assembly and its members, all coming to a head in one of multiple surprising conclusions. Will your actions and their future repercussions save lives… or lead to catastrophe?
To ensure player comfort, nDreams created a control scheme custom built for VR. “Both novice and more experienced VR gamers will be able to explore The Assembly’s world as comfortably as a flatscreen first-person game,” they add. “Players of The Assembly will also be able to switch to a non-VR mode, which features a reworked UI designed to be played on a monitor.”
The Assembly will be available for Oculus Rift and HTC Vive on July 19, priced at $29.99/€24.99/£19.99. A non-VR version of the game will also be available for PC that day, priced at $19.99/€19.99/£14.99.
PlayStation VR pricing wasn’t revealed today.