By Mohammad Maidin / June 9th, 2019
At this year’s E3 press conference Microsoft revealed a new game based on the classic 1999 horror film The Blair Witch Project. The game simply titled Blair Witch is being developed by Bloober Team. The game follows an officer and his canine companion searching for a missing child in the terrifying Black Hills forest, which was also the setting in the original film.
This is not the first time that the Blair Witch franchise has dipped its toes into the world of gaming. During the early 2000’s a trilogy of third person survival horror games akin to Silent Hill and Resident Evil were released. The trilogy centered around the lore of the witch but unfortunately was not received well critically and fell off the grid fairly quickly. This new iteration looks to take cues from contemporary first person horror games like Outlast. Bloober Team is no stranger to horror games as their previous two projects, Layers of Fear and Observer, garnered positive reviews and were genuinely frightening. Let’s see if this walk through the woods is worth it once more.
Blair Witch awakens on XBox One on August 30, 2019.
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