If you can think back to E3 and remember when The Inpatient was announced for the PS VR, you are already one-step ahead of everyone else here. For those who can't remember that, this would be the next title in the Until Dawn universe that Supermassive Games is bringing us and will place us further into the game than before. Are your memories jogged yet or do you need more for The Inpatient? That does seem to be what the game is all about besides taking you through an interesting branching narrative on November 21st. That is the currently set release date for the game now, so you will have some more time to think about it all and get ready.
Yes, the release date for this game/experience has been set and it looks more and more like the story of The Inpatient will be that of an amnesiac who will be trying to recall all of the events that led up to being placed in Blackwood Sanatorium and thus Until Dawn. At least a little bit for the latter there. Nonetheless, this looks to be the mechanic that will explain away a bit of the gameplay elements of The Inpatient yet still give us the deep and branching story that the franchise has won awards for. Just be glad it is not another rail shooter for those who want to have a real horror feel to it all.
If that is not enough of an explanation for The Inpatient, then let me provide you with the story trailer that has also come along with the release date announcement. It tries to give a bit more without being too revealing, but it looks like it quite a few of the scenes from the E3 demo spliced together to try and make it a fleshed out thing. I have a feeling that it will be better fleshed out once we get in and choose the paths that we want here, as it would ruin The Inpatient by just dropping the core story we should be building from the start. Have a look for yourself and then get ready to wait just a bit longer until it releases on November 21st.
The Inpatient — Story Trailer
Discover who you are before it’s too late in The Inpatient; a PS VR Exclusive set in the Blackwood Sanatorium, over 60 years prior to Until Dawn.
With deep immersion that places YOU in the game, you take on the role of an amnesiac inpatient who must find out who you are and why you are in the Sanatorium. With a branching narrative, and different endings; every choice you make can drastically affect the way the game plays out.
Do you have any new thoughts about The Inpatient after seeing all of this? Do you agree that Supermassive Games will need to be a bit light on the story elements before launch to make sure that the game's story plays out in a truly terrifying way? Were you hoping that we would get to see this whole experience outside of a VR setting to further your fandom of Until Dawn? Let us and the world know what you are thinking down in the comments and then feel free to discuss. For more on The Inpatient as we get it, be sure to keep checking in on the site. I doubt we will get much more but you never know with games like this…