Four Things We are Excited for in the Blair Witch Game
Updated: Jul 15, 2019
The Blair Witch Project was a story about three students that venture into the woods to make a documentary about the Blair Witch, a local murderer. In the woods the students find occult structures and unexplainable noises that haunt them at night.
At E3 this year, Bloober announced that they would be released the Blair Witch game later this year. For some it brought doubt, as movies have never translated well into games. But others have hope that this will be the next Outlast. Here is four things we are excited about in the Blair Witch game.
As we all know, a dog in a video game makes it ten times better. Having a furry companion to protect you from the occult? Even better. The dog is called bullet and we can see him in the release trailer following us around. We are unsure yet what other skills bullet will have in the final game, but as long as we get to pet him, we will be fine.
The Night-Vision Camera
Anyone who played Outlast will know that the night vision option on the handheld camera increased the fear tenfold. Every little object looked threatening and it made enemies’ eyes glow white. We are hoping that Blair Witch does the camera right and that the night-vision isn’t just a green filter placed over the screen.
The Descent into Madness
It has been hinted at by the developers that as you progress in this game your experience will become more and more distorted and twisted as your sanity degrades. We are hoping to have some control over how fast it wears down. In Amnesia, the more time you spent in the darkness, the quicker your sanity went down. This feature would add a little more element of control into the experience which we think will make it scarier.
The developers have told us that the story of the game is original and based in the same universe as the film. We play as Ellis, a former police officer with a troubled past. Its set in 1996 and a young boy has gone missing in the Black Hills Forest in Maryland. We join the search in the forest and are met with the unforgiving force of the Black Witch. The premise of the game is exciting and intriguing, we hope to learn more about the missing boy and delve deeper into Ellis’ past.
The Blair Witch Game released on PC and Xbox One on August 30th.