The developer announced Blair Witch: Oculus Quest Edition on Twitter, where it revealed that the game has been “redesigned from the ground-up” specifically for the VR console. The game is set to be released on October 29, just in time for Halloween.
Check out the tweet below.
Blair Witch: Oculus Quest Edition! You have never been so close to those tragic stories from the Black Hills Forest. Redesigned from the ground-up with the #OculusQuest in mind.
— Blair Witch (@BlairWitchGame) October 6, 2020
The new VR version of Blair Witch will include a number of new gameplay mechanics that will let players interact more deeply with the in-game world. This includes petting Bullet, the player character’s pet dog.
Throughout the game, players will be able to give Bullet items to smell and detect, draw on a map with a marker, and pick up story-focused notes to read without the need for a menu.
Watch the trailer for Blair Witch: Oculus Quest Edition below.
The non-VR version of Blair Witch was originally released in 2019 by Liongates Game for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. The title takes place two years after the 1999 film The Blair Witch Project, and follows a former police officer as he searches for a missing
In other Oculus VR news, Ubisoft announced in September that new VR games based on its hit franchises, Assassin’s Creed and Splinter Cell are currently being developed. “These games will take full advantage of Oculus’s technology to deliver immersive, visceral experiences that players won’t be able to find anywhere else,” said Elizabeth Loverso, vice president of product development at Ubisoft’s Red Storm Entertainment.