Sound Based PSVR Horror Title Stifled Releases on Halloween

October 13, 2017Written by Anthony Nash

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In a post today over on the PlayStation Blog, Justin Ng – the Managing Director of Gattai Games – announced that their upcoming game, the PSVR horror title Stifled, is ready to release and will be coming out on Halloween, appropriately enough.

For those not too aware, Stifled is described as “a VR and mic-enabled sound-based stealth thriller.” In the game, players traverse around a pitch black world that is only lit up by the sounds they make. Sounds give off a sort of sonar detection for the world, but will also highlight your location to the enemies who hide in the darkness.

In case you haven’t heard of Stifled, make sure to check out our preview of the game:

When I put the headset on myself, I have to admit my knees wobbled a little bit and I felt a touch more uncomfortable than I do with other VR games; luckily, my body did eventually acclimate. Sadly, a show floor wasn’t the ideal setting for Stifled. In a horror game, the best setting is probably one’s own living room, or at least somewhere quiet. The hustle and noise of a gaming convention took a little bit away from the atmosphere Gattai Games created here; I could only suspend so much disbelief, through no fault of the game’s.

Nevertheless, there was legitimate fear when I knew a monster was near. My instinct to get the hell out of town conflicted with my need to stay quiet.

There wasn’t much more to the demo than that, but it served its purpose: I was shown a game world unlike any I’d been in, doing something I’d never done. Stifled is planned for release on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Mac, and PC within 2017, supporting the virtual reality headsets Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, and PSVR.

Stifled is set to release on October 31.

[Source: PlayStation Blog]