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Here They Lie Updated with PS4 and PS4 Pro Support on February 21

Cory Davis's Avatar Posted by Co-creative Director, Tangentlemen

Hello, Cory Davis here! I’ve exhumed a treasure chest full of Here They Lie news and updates from the void.

While many of you have been diving into the nightmarish rabbit-hole that is Here They Lie on PlayStation VR, we’ve continued forging ahead on future updates and additions to improve the experience. I’m excited to let you know about the goodies that are about to roll out for the PS VR version and… wait for it… the PS4 and PS4 Pro versions of Here They Lie!

That’s right, Here They Lie will be updated on February 21 to be playable without a PS VR headset — the Standard version. If you already own Here They Lie for PS VR, you’ll automatically receive this update through a downloadable patch. Anyone purchasing Here They Lie after February 21 will get both versions of the game.

Here They Lie is also getting an insanely juicy PS4 Pro patch on the same day! That means 4K (users need a 4K display device to view in 4K) / HDR support for the Standard version of the game, and an all-around higher quality render-mode for PS4 Pro on PS VR. Better shadows, post-processing effects, dynamic flashlight shadows, and ambient occlusion!

We’ve been listening to your feedback on our website, social media, and in our communal dreams. Many of you had really great requests for Here They Lie, and we’ve implemented as many of them as we could. New additions include a controller configuration screen, the highly requested Chapter Select screen, subtitles (only for the Standard version), and a slew of visual upgrades — like improved anti-aliasing and lighting across the board.

We remember that all of you PS VR Rangers were our first love, and we have not forgotten you! We’ve improved head tracking globally for a smoother, more accurate, and more immersive experience. Additionally, we’ve reworked the overall texture streaming to improve the sharpness of the visuals throughout the world. Some additional tutorial screens have been added to help you smoothly immerse yourself in VR, and you’ll be able to switch between the VR and Standard (non VR) version of Here They Lie seamlessly.

That’s a lot of upgrades — we’ve been working our asses off! I can’t wait for you to get your hands on all of these updates to Here They Lie on February 21 for PS4, PS4 Pro, and PS VR!

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jorge197 said:

February 20th, 6:40 am

YES bring the VR games.
Thanks Cory.

Zookey said:

February 20th, 6:56 am

Please make it so that, when I’m turning using the right stick (as opposed to head turning) the game doesn’t do those black curved bars along the peripherals of the screen. I know, for some people, it can reduce nausea, but for me it’s very distracting and I’d rather be able to constantly see the world.

Already beat it once–very good game guys! Will definitely play it through again with the PS4 Pro VR enhancements if you make those curved black bars optional/able to be turned off!

    Axecution said:

    February 20th, 9:39 am

    yeah this is literally whats preventing me from buying it haha

    Hunt35D4M said:

    February 20th, 7:39 pm

    Yes, same here. I had to go to the developer site to submit the request which I never do.

    I hoped they considered our feedback and implement it. Nice update, looks like a lot of work.

    Loco4FourLoko said:

    February 21st, 4:49 am

    Not trying to be rude, but does anyone check the options anymore? It has smooth turning setting! i have already enlightened a reddit user with the same information. Same as you, he beat the game with incremental/pie turning on.

    Ralstonizer said:

    February 22nd, 5:38 pm

    Doesn’t anyone read words anymore? They didn’t say anything about the incremental turning…they’re talking about the giant black closing in iris effect whenever you turn.

    Hunt35D4M said:

    February 28th, 6:27 pm

    Just tried the game again and the “blink” effect is still there without any way to turning it off as an option… That kinda sucks. It’s the biggest annoyance and cause of the nausea…

xaos said:

February 20th, 7:10 am

I had wandered away from this game, despite it being directly up my alley in terms of theme and tone due to recurring motion sickness. This seems like the incentive I need to give it another go. The post-launch support is greatly appreciated!

    Ralstonizer said:

    February 22nd, 5:41 pm

    This gave me the worst motion sickness of any psvr game I tried too, but it went away the further I got into the game when it starts getting more colorful and detailed and some the stuff you see in the second half of the game is absolutely insane and makes it all worth it.

adambetts said:

February 20th, 7:34 am

Does this mean VR doesn’t support subtitle?

“Subtitles (only for the Standard version)”

I’m considering buying this game for VR but subtitle is a hard requirement as I’m deaf.

whereymyconary said:

February 20th, 7:49 am

Well this is exciting news. I’ve almost bought this a few times but then had to stop myself since it was VR only. YEY.

Mikeyvrdevojapan said:

February 20th, 8:06 am

I finished this game in VR. Such a great, moody, creepy and very original game. I cannot imagine playing it flat but I might play it again in VR to see improved graphics.

TomHoang said:

February 20th, 9:21 am

Looking forward to going back into this game especially since I just an HDR TV last week. Thank you for the chapter select option, as this will make getting those collectibles easier. Hopefully you guys added something like a reticle in the screen to reduce motion sickness. Either way, I’m excited for the PS4 Pro flat version as I’ll be playing that to clean up the collectibles. Thanks for the continued support!

Raseleanne said:

February 20th, 10:48 am

Oh, this is incredibly exciting! I enjoyed playing the game on the VR, but I was slightly disappointed by the screenshot function. Pretty much every frame in the game is picture worthy and I was enamored with the idea of having a lot of screenshots for wallpapers. But the end results did not turn out well. I’m super excited that there’s going to be a PS4 version to switch between if I find something I absolutely have to capture.

Thank you for your hard work! <3

LeMatster said:

February 20th, 11:28 am

Interesting! Will the Pro version support supersampling on a 1080p screen?

Blue-Alloy said:

February 20th, 11:51 am

Pleasantly surprised to hear this news! This was one of my PS VR launch titles and I enjoyed it a lot, and kept thinking it would really benefit from a Pro performance boost. Will there be options for controls as well? I’ve got my VR legs and I think I could handle this game with smooth turning options, will that be available to VR users, or will it only be available for the standard version, which, I assume, will not have the fade-to-black pie-turning style.

JeRzYzFyNeSt said:

February 20th, 12:59 pm

i heard about this game but currently dont have a PS4

waiting on a nice PRO bundle

KBG29 said:

February 20th, 1:26 pm

Great news on the PS4 Pro VR support. I played for about two hours, but this is the one game I have played so far that really messes with my stomach. Hopefully this will be sorted out with te new patch.

    NorthernLitez said:

    February 20th, 3:30 pm

    Great news, I was thinking about buying this game. There was a comment from ‘Shady’ saying that because this game is also available as a regular ‘non VR’ game it makes it pointless to pickup the headset. I couldn’t disagree more. Have you tried Resident Evil 7? It’s 1000% better with the headset on and its a 9/10 game anyways. Most of the games that I’ve seen so far including the ‘Here they lie’ demo are fantastic. I really hope VR catches on as it gets two thumbs up from me!!!!

shadysaiyanz said:

February 20th, 1:31 pm

I’ve har the VR since day 1 and while i still want to get this, i’ve just had a lot of other things to play. This might seem like great news to a lot of people but to me, it seems like it’s already the first step in killing the PSVR already. No point in people buying the $400 headset to play a game if they don’t literally have to. I only wonder what’s next. .. sigh…

Kevvik said:

February 20th, 7:37 pm

I’m glad to see this. I’m glad VR has been getting a good share of games and they don’t all appear to be shovelware. That said VR is a peripheral for those who want a VR experience. For those of us not willing to shell out $400 on top of the cost of a system, some of us just want to play the games.
Lack of a peripheral should not preclude the ability to play a game (camera requirements possibly being an exception but I’m not keen on that front either). Peripherals should add to gameplay not be mandatory for gameplay. If a company made a game that was only PS Pro compatible it would be unacceptable. This is pretty much the same thing IMO. I know people will disagree with me but that is why there are opinions.

    Logan22 said:

    February 20th, 9:09 pm

    Its not just opinions you have to consider, but game intention as well. A lot of VR games are only good if they’re designed from the ground up for VR. You do not expect a game designed for Vita’s numorous features to be able to play on console (which is why they retooled so many of the ports). You do not expect MGS4 to be able to run on Xbox.

Logan22 said:

February 20th, 9:06 pm

While this is good, I hope this isn’t the first sign of PSVR already dieing. All of Vita’s best games came to PS4 when it died.

Loco4FourLoko said:

February 21st, 4:52 am

This game a is a total mind F@$! So happy to hear about the update! Also glad i did not finish yet, cant wait to see the difference on the Pro!

Fierybassist said:

February 21st, 12:03 pm

I feel this is one of the best VR games in atmosphere and environments. It’s a bit of a walking simulator, but very creepy. I would describe it as Eyes Wide Shut, The Shining, and Dark City meshed into a game.

Baroque-Legacy said:

February 21st, 1:53 pm

Great to hear this! Guess I’ll be playing this fantastic game again!!!

etmatrix said:

March 2nd, 11:06 pm

It is now unplayable… the lines when you move around are unbearable.

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