A video game based on the Evil Dead horror franchise is coming to consoles and PC. The game won't be a native VR title, although this doesn't rule out VR functionality somewhere down the line.
This news came via Bruce Campbell's Twitter account. The actor took to Twitter to clear up rumors and confusion that the Evil Dead game would be a VR-exclusive title. Some of this information has come from Campbell himself in various interviews. Campbell has referred to the video game as "immersive" on multiple occasions, leading some to believe it would be a VR title. Apparently, this isn't the case.
At present, we don't know much about the Evil Dead game. We have no idea what it'll be called, who's developing it, or what the story will be. Thanks to Bloody Disgusting, we do know Bruce Campbell will be voicing Ash because he "wouldn't want someone else's voice hamming it up". In a May 2019 interview with TV Insider, Campbell once again referred to the game as "immersive" and claimed it would be released "probably within a year" of the interview's date. Since then, E3 has come and gone and we've heard nothing of the game. Here's hoping it's not just vaporware.
The Evil Dead franchise has already made it into the world of video games. There have been seven Evil Dead games to date. 1984's The Evil Dead on Commodore 64 was the first, while the most recent is 2016's mobile game Evil Dead: Endless Nightmare. Bruce Campbell's iconic character Ash Williams also appears in Telltale's Poker Night 2 and in multiplayer horror game Dead by Daylight. If the game Campbell has spoken of exists, it would be the eighth game based on the franchise. It's not clear what Campbell means when he says "immersive". We'll just have to wait and see.
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