Blair Witch—the most recent official tie-in sport to the film franchise that sparked the found-footage horror development—was launched in August of final 12 months and acquired a reasonably subdued however nonetheless largely optimistic reception. Developed by Bloober Workforce—the studio behind the genuinely unsettling Layers of Concern franchise and the nightmarish cyberpunk dystopia Observer—the sport has stayed recent with little additions just like the Good Boy Pack, a free DLC launched in December, which primarily focussed on enhancing animations and including skins for canine companion character Bullet.
Now, although, it appears the great of us at Bloober Workforce have stepped away from such cute add-ons and gone again to the sport’s roots—they usually’re terrifying, gnarled tree roots simply ready to ensnare unwary passers-by. However this time, the scares are taking place in VR.
Because of launch on October 29th for Oculus Quest—that is proper, simply in time for Halloween—and with assist for different VR platforms due at an unspecified later date, Blair Witch: Oculus Quest Version removes that one final shred of security you felt whereas taking part in the unique sport and, in doing so, seems completely terrifying. The overwhelming majority of the sport takes place at midnight in a forest that manages to be concurrently method too straightforward to get misplaced in and surprisingly claustrophobic—and it seems just like the Oculus Quest model will provide a lot the identical once more, however strapped to your face. You might all the time shut your eyes… however that most likely will not work out too nicely for you both, will it?
Fortuitously, it is not fairly wall-to-wall horror: the announcement trailer reveals that you’ll write freehand on maps within the sport (if you cannot draw one thing infantile on a minimum of one conveniently included floor is it even actually a VR sport?), and—most significantly—you possibly can nonetheless pet your good buddy Bullet. The trailer claims that there are even some new interactions available with him… so in reality, ignore what I stated earlier than, that is nonetheless fairly a cute replace.
Blair Witch: Oculus Quest Version can be obtainable on the Quest Library from October 29th, and is predicted to price $30 at launch.