nDreams, the UK’s largest developer/publisher solely focused on creating virtual reality (VR) games and experiences, are thrilled to announce that The Assembly – the studio’s first major title for high-end VR headsets – will be released on PC for Oculus Rift and HTC Vive next month, on Tuesday 19th July, priced at $29.99 / €24.99 / £19.99.
The Assembly is an immersive, interactive story in first-person VR for mature audiences. The game centres around the eponymous Assembly, an enigmatic collective that has hidden itself from the world so as to conduct its experiments outside the constraints of government scrutiny and society’s morals. But what secrets is it hiding? What will it sacrifice in the name of progress? That’s for players to discover by taking on the role of two different protagonists, who both have the chance to shake the foundations of this mysterious organisation.
Designed as a perfect introduction to virtual reality, The Assembly includes a player-tested control scheme custom built for VR to ensure comfort, so that both newcomers to the medium and more experienced VR gamers can explore The Assembly’s world as comfortably as a flatscreen first-person game. Players of The Assembly will also be able to switch to a non-VR mode, which features a reworked UI designed to be played on a monitor.
A non-VR version of The Assembly will also be released alongside the VR version and will be available to purchase for PC through Steam, priced at $19.99 / €19.99 / £14.99. This edition of the game will include an option that allows players to upgrade to VR at any time in order to experience The Assembly as originally intended.
To mark this announcement, nDreams has released a pair of new videos – a Preview trailer that sheds light on the Assembly’s lofty ambitions and clandestine achievements, plus an extended gameplay video with developer commentary to show what players can expect from their journey through the Assembly’s secret underground bunker.
The Assembly – Progress Trailer (2016)
• The Assembly – Game Overview (2016)
The Assembly will be released on PlayStation 4 later this year, following the launch of PlayStation VR.
nDreams will be releasing additional information and assets for the game over the coming weeks in the run-up to the game’s launch. For more information, please visitThe Assembly’s website, Facebook page, Pinterest board and YouTube playlist.