Blair Witch: Oculus Quest Edition has just been announced by developer Bloober Team and publisher Lionsgate, and it will be released on the Oculus Store just in time for Halloween on October 29, 2020 for $29.99.
What is Blair Witch: Oculus Rift Edition?
Blair Witch: Oculus Quest Edition is a new version of Bloober Team's Blair Witch built specifically for VR. Essentially, VR will hopefully provide a "uniquely immersive and horrifying VR experience", which I guess is all that anyone wants out of a VR horror game. The environments are redesigned for more interactivity and to help facilitate new encounters with familiar creatures. There is also a new control system with mechanics for your dog Bullet. You can either give him a treat out of your hand, pet him, or even play fetch. Just don't throw your stick too far in the woods, or Bullet might not come back... I'm kidding about that last part. I think.
Players will also be able to map out their theories with a market to draw on paper and other objects while drawers, gates, doors, and your car trunk open at your touch while you investigate. You can snap branches with your hands, which seems like a hilarious feature to highlight but it's included in the feature list so come at me bro, and you can operate buttons and handles and also unlock doors with keys and codes to plan your escapes.
Ideally, it should just be on escape, as who would want to repeatedly tangle with the Blair Witch, but I'm also not the kind of guy to name my dog Bullet, so I don't know what's going through the protagonist's head. Bullets, apparently.
Blair Witch: Oculus Quest Edition will be available on the Oculus Store on October 29, 2020 for $29.99. It will come to other VR platforms in the future.
What do you think of this announcement? Do you have an Oculus Quest? If you don't are you more inclined to buy one after this announcement? Let us know in the comments!