Prepare for Virtual Reality Jump Scares in Five Nights at Freddy’s VR: Help Wanted

The official trailer for the upcoming VR spinoff arrived during yesterday’s Playstation State of Play livestream event.

By Chris Morse

It’s been a little while since we last checked in on the Five Nights at Freddy’s franchise, but yesterday’s PlayStation State of Play livestream event gave us a tease of something new in the form of an upcoming VR game titled Five Nights at Freddy’s VR: Help Wanted. The game is being developed by Steel Wool Studios and offers a terrifying new perspective on a series that just loves to deliver jump scares aplenty.

We first heard of such a title being in development back in November, when creator Scott Cawthon announced that the upcoming movie based on the series has been delayed, but in the process also teased a number of video game projects in development. That included games which might take advantage of virtual or augmented reality, something we are seeing here with Help Wanted.

This VR installment of Five Nights at Freddy’s definitely gets in your face and does things a little differently than in earlier games, boasting new features such as collectibles you can interact with at the prize counter. You will use motion controllers, such as the PS Move, to interact with various objects, including door and light controls, object pickups, puzzle solving, and using your flashlight, to name just a few. The PlayStation VR version will also support the DualShock 4 controller.

Five Nights at Freddy’s VR: Help Wanted will be released this spring for PlayStation VR, Oculus, Steam, and HTC Vive. There is no exact release date yet, but stay tuned to Dead Entertainment for all the latest news and updates on the Five Nights at Freddy’s franchise.

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Chris Morse

Programmer by day, writer by night. Having grown up surrounded by plenty of horror movies and video games, it only made sense for Chris to combine all of these passions into one place: Dead Entertainment. Whether he's working on designs, tinkering with the platform, or just writing up the latest horror news, he's sure to be hard at work keeping the wheels turning on this website no matter what time of day it is. When not coding or gaming, you can find him donning a Cheesehead and heading to the Midwest to cheer on his favorite NFL team, the Green Bay Packers. #GoPackGo

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