Five Nights at Freddy’s VR: Help Wanted gets free VR-less mode this week

By Emily Gera
15 December 2019 21:21 GMT

You won’t need VR to play Five Nights at Freddy’s VR: Help Wanted.

A free update introducing a new “flat” mode to the virtual reality iteration of cult indie horror game Five Nights at Freddy’s is coming December 17, developer Steel Wool Studios announced.

Released in May, Five Nights at Freddy’s VR: Help Wanted is the ninth game in the popular survival horror series and as the title suggests it’s designed as a virtual reality experience for HTC Vive and Oculus Rift. The studio is now taking away that barrier to entry with its new mode.

“We have been working really hard to create a version of Help Wanted for everyone who doesn’t have access to a VR headset,” Steel Wool Studios said. “It’s been really important for us that the non-VR (Flat) version feels great and is not just a cheap ported 2D version of the VR version. We’ve worked hard on making the cameras and controls feel great!

“If you have Help Wanted already on Steam or PlayStation 4, you can play in Flat mode. If you don’t have VR you can buy and play the game in Flat mode and if you upgrade with a VR headset later (PC VR or PlayStation VR) your game will work with that as well.”

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