'HINGE: Episode 1' finally releases on Steam VR, Viveport and Oculus next month

We've waited in anxious anticipation for Arcadia to finally release HINGE: Episode 1 on Steam VR. Finally, at long last, the wait is over.

'HINGE: Episode 1' finally releases on Steam VR, Viveport and Oculus next month

We've waited in anxious anticipation for Arcadia to finally release HINGE: Episode 1 on Steam VR. Finally, at long last, the wait is over.

Russian VR developer Arcadia have finally released their terrifying new VR-native horror game, HINGE: Episode 1.

I've been waiting in anxious anticipation for this one since I first caught up with the development earlier this month. When I say "anxious", I really mean anxious. When I first reviewed the gameplay trailer for HINGE: Episode 1, I realised that the game really would fulfil the promise of the announcement video released earlier this year: Arcadia were committed to making me feel very, very, very afraid.

I should have expected as much, though. Here's how the developer describes it:

The game creates an environment of suspense as you struggle for survival in an oppressive atmosphere of horror that chases you wherever you go. Every step is filled with fear, as the heart races in anticipation of the next ghoulish creature to face.
Okay... I'm prepared to be scared. (Credit: Arcadia)

But the main pull of the trailer for sure was the graphics. This seems like it'll be one of the best looking horror games we've seen is a while, especially in VR. The Steam page describes the high-quality graphics as "a plethora of state-of-the-art visual effects."

Not only that, though. The page also comments on its immersive story, dramatic atmosphere, and physics-based interactions and puzzles. The visual art style seems to be really integral to all aspects of gameplay.

HINGE: Episode 1 is currently available on Steam VR. It is expected to come to Viveport in around a week, on the 4th of  December 2020.

Keep your eyes peeled for the VR Final review of Hinge: Episode 1 later this week. In the meantime, why not check out the next big VR platformer set to release next month?