Bloober Team has revealed some of the story details for its upcoming title Blair Witch.
Based on the “cinematic lore” of the movie franchise of the same name, Blair Witch is a “first-person psychological horror game.” The developer is known for horror games Layers of Fear and Observer.
A press release reveals that the story is set in 1996 and the narrative revolves around trying to locate a missing child in the Black Hills Forest, Maryland. The game follows the story of Ellis, a former police officer, who soon gets embroiled into an endless nightmare whereby he must confront his fears. He will also face the Blair Witch, “a mysterious force that haunts the woods.”
Daniel Engelhardt, senior vice president of Lionsgate Interative Ventures & Games, shared more details about the developer and title.
“The team at Bloober is made up of amazing storytellers. We were excited to give them the opportunity to craft an original narrative set in the iconic woods of Blair Witch. They’ve taken the evil hiding in the Black Hills Forest to a whole new level. Players should enter at their own risk.”
Piotr Babieno, CEO at Bloober Team added, “We are so thrilled, and honestly a little scared, to bring all players, especially fans of Blair Witch, back into the haunted woods. It is genuinely an honor to be working on such a hair-raising, paradigmatic experience, which defined so many of our lives!”
As announced during Microsoft’s press conference, Blair Witch releases on PC and Xbox One on 30 August 2019, and can be preordered now or played on Xbox Game Pass and Xbox Game Pass Ultimate at launch.