Earlier than Your Eyes is an exquisite showcase of what VR storytelling could be

A screenshot from Before Your Eyes.
Blink whereas trying on the eye icon to make one thing occur. | Picture: Skybound Video games

Earlier than Your Eyes made me cry inside a VR headset.

Initially launched on PC in 2021 and on cellular final 12 months, Earlier than Your Eyes asks you to relive the recollections of a kid named Benny as he grows up, learns extra about his household, and explores his present for artwork. However now obtainable for the primary time in VR on PlayStation VR2, the expertise feels prefer it’s discovered an ideal house. It’s an excellent instance of how you can inform a robust story with digital actuality, and it helped me address a current tragedy in my very own life.

You play Earlier than Your Eyes primarily by blinking your — the participant’s — actual eyes. As you progress by means of Benny’s recollections, you’ll often see icons floating close to you which you can blink to work together with. Relying on the context,…

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