There’s a lot of survival horror on the horizon for PS5, but if you’re a fan of the genre, you’ve probably got time for one more. Do Not Open, a self-proclaimed Escape Room-style experience, will prise the PS5 ajar when it launches on 15th November, 2022. It’ll be followed by a “definitive VR version” for PSVR2 next year. There’ll also be a PS4 release, although this will no longer support the original PSVR headset, as had been previously announced.
“In October 1994, three film students disappeared in the woods near Burkittsville, Maryland while filming a documentary,” the blurb explains. “A year later, their film was found. Venture into a land haunted by the souls of the dead from the fierce and deadly Battle of South Mountain during the Civil War and an infamous witch hunt. And struggle to escape the ‘fictitious’ house of Elly Kedward (better known as Blair Witch), a house you are trapped in, as you search for your wife and daughter.”
According to the press release, the game will favour hiding over fighting, and there’ll be permadeath to retain the tension. In fact, the whole game is procedurally generated to encourage replayability: “Each new game will have a new house layout, key objects will be in different locations, and with over 2,193,360 different puzzle combinations, each playthrough will be a complete experience from beginning to end.”
It sounds ambitious and interesting – and the kind of thing we’d like to enjoy with PSVR2, for sure. Is this on your radar at all? Freak out in the comments section below.