Blair Witch Project will be making a comeback, this time, as a video game.
Lionsgate made the surprise announcement at Xbox’s E3 Briefing.
The game is developed by Bloober Team and is a first-person psychological horror game. It puts the player right in the Burkittsville woods.
“We are so thrilled and honestly a little scared, to bring all players, especially fans of Blair Witch, back into the haunted woods,” Bloober CEO Piotr Babieno said. “It is genuinely an honor to be working on such a hair-raising, paradigmatic experience, which defined so many of our lives.”
You can read the full synopsis of the game below.
It’s 1996. A young boy disappears in the Black Hills Forest near Burkittsville, Maryland. As Ellis, a former police officer with a troubled past, you join the search. What starts as an ordinary investigation soon turns into an endless nightmare as you confront your fears and the Blair Witch, a mysterious force that haunts the woods…
The game will hit Xbox One and PC on August 30. They also dropped a 90s-inspired trailer. You can watch that below.
There’s no doubting that this game is going to seriously freak us out, so we can’t wait to play.
Other E3 news
Xbox has revealed the details about their new console before the huge E3 conference began
Microsoft made the announcement about the console which is codenamed Project Scarlett.
The company said it is four times as powerful as the Xbox One S and comes with more memory, a higher resolution, more storage and better graphics.
It is set to debut at the end of 2020. It will be the first new Xbox console since 2013.
XBOX posted a teaser video about the new console on Twitter.
— Xbox ➡️ E3 (@Xbox) June 9, 2019
President Trump just unleashed a proposal that lists many items of potential goods categories that would be hit with steep tariffs if passed.
The proposal would drop tariffs up to 25 percent on goods to China. However, one of the categories Trump introduced was “video game consoles and machines.” If this proposal goes through, that means that any console where manufacturing occurs in China would be affected.
If it goes through, the tariffs would go into effect as early as June. This doesn’t mean directly that the consoles would be more expensive, but they’d cost more for the companies to produce which would likely appear in the cost of prices to those purchasing them.
It’s speculated that the new Xbox and the PS5 would cost from #3999 to $499 prior to the proposed tariffs as part of the trade war with the U.S. and China.
While the new PS5 has been unveiled by Sony, we have yet to see the new XBOX, which is expected to be revealed next month. It’s not clear when either system will drop, but it’s expected to be in late 2020.
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