The Paranormal Activity franchise may no longer be haunting the box office, but it will soon be possessing a VR headset near you.
Paranormal Actvity: The Lost Soul, as the game is called, will be launching in Early Access on the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive on March 14th 2017, with a PlayStation VR version coming later down the line. That is according to a new trailer for the game, hosted by IGN, that you can see below. It doesn’t tell you a whole lot about the upcoming project, but then again the best horror experiences keep things a mysterious.
The game is being developed by LA-based VRWERX in partnership with Paramount and was originally announced all the way back at E3 2015. An Early Access launch means the game won’t have all the content of its final build, but will have at least some form of playable content. We’ve reached out to VRWERX to clarify exactly what will be included in the release and when a full version of the title might launch.
A very short gameplay teaser was also released last month, though it doesn’t tell you much.
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One thing’s for sure: the game’s going to be pretty scary. In fact, we saw someone tear off and throw an HTC Vive being used to demo it at GDC last year (don’t worry, it wasn’t damaged). From what we’ve played of it, it’s a fairly traditional first-person horror game that got our own hearts racing. If that’s enough in a post-Resident Evil 7 [Review: 9/10] world remains to be seen, but a little competition is a very good thing, especially for horror fans.