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Here They Lie To Be Playable Without PSVR

by Jeff Cork on Feb 20, 2017 at 04:54 AM

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We enjoyed the horror game Here They Lie when we reviewed it last October, but the fact that it required PlayStation VR kept it out of reach for a lot of players. That's changing tomorrow, when the game is getting a free update that allows it to be played on traditional displays.

The update should be an automatic download for anyone who previously bought the game. New customers will get both versions, so if they decide to eventually buy a PSVR, they'll be able to play it that way as well. The update also includes customizable controls, subtitles, and a chapter-select screen.

The game's also getting a PS4 Pro patch, which includes better lighting effects.

[Source: PlayStation Blog]

 

Our Take
It's unlikely that I'm ever going to spend money on PlayStation's VR peripheral, but that doesn't mean I'm not interested in its games. I'm sure that I'll be missing out on aspects of these games that don't translate well – including that elusive sense of presence – but if it's the difference between playing and not playing, I'll take it.