‘Stranger Things VR’ Delayed on Quest, New Launch Date Expected in ‘very near future’

We were hoping things were about to get a little stranger later this month, as VR veteran studio Tender Claws was set to launch Stranger Things VR on Quest. It looks like we’ll be waiting a little while longer though, as the studio has announced it’s delaying the psychological horror game.

Update (November 22nd, 2023): Tender Claws shared a tweet today announcing that Stranger Things VR is no longer coming to Quest on November 30th as planned. Instead, the studio says a new date will be revealed in “the very near future.”

Here’s the full text below:

“We wanted to share that, alongside Meta and Netflix, we have collectively made the decision to delay the planned November 30 release of Stranger Things VR. This will allow us extra time to squash any remaining demo-bats, so that you can have the best possible gameplay experience. We sincerely appreciate your understanding, patience, and support, and we look forward to welcoming you into the Upside Down very soon.

We’ll share a new launch date in the very near future.”

It was previously reported that the game would be coming to “major VR platforms,” which now appears to refer to Quest 2/3/Pro. The original article follows below:

Original Article (June 1st, 2023): Stranger Things VR is being developed and published by Tender Claws, the studio behind VR titles Virtual Virtual Reality and The Under Presents.

Here’s how the studio describes the upcoming single player horror-action game:

Experience the world of Stranger Things from the never-before-seen perspective of Vecna as he explores unknown realities, forms the hive mind, and enacts his plan for revenge against Eleven and Hawkins. Players will invade the dreams and memories of fan-favorite characters and harness telekinetic powers to possess minds and battle creatures, as Henry Creel’s transformation into Vecna and his influence on the events of prior seasons is revealed.

● Grab, crush and throw your opponents using telekinesis

● Relive memories from Henry’s time at Hawkins Lab with Dr. Brenner as you explore an otherworldly, interconnected hive mind

● Inhabit the dreams and memories of fan-favorite characters like Will Byers and Billy Hargrove as you manipulate them to do your bidding

● Wielding powers that subvert and defy Vecna’s own, make a final stand to save your friends in a climactic finale

● Open and close portals between worlds and realities… at your peril

The studio says it’s bringing the game to Quest 2 and Quest Pro at some point this Fall, although it’s also hitting “major VR platforms” too, which nowadays typically means PSVR 2, Pico, and SteamVR headsets.

Stranger Things VR was previously projected to arrive in Winter 2023, so it seems to be anticipating a glut of other games announced today which are slated to launch this winter.

Stranger Things VR is set to cost $30. While we wait on a more precise launch date, you can wishlist the game here.

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