Found footage is nearly dead and with is goes the Paranormal Activity franchise. However, virtual reality is on the rise and the one thing that found footage translates to is such, which is what I saw in the new Blair Witch movie. VR is coming at us like a hurricane and companies are scrambling to create new content. Paranormal Activity make a whole lot of sense. Too bad it looks cheap and dated, already.
Some footage has been released from “Paranormal Activity: Lost Souls”, which appears to be an officially licensed VR game headed by VRWERX. While it looks sort of crummy, it is run by the Unreal Engine, which is dope. I haven’t had a chance to experience high end VR equipment yet, but I hope they find a way to do away with the “screen door” affect sooner rather than later as it hinders the experience quite a bit…
The game will support the major VR headsets that are currently on the way, including the HTC Vive, Playstation VR and Oculus, when it arrives next spring on Steam, PS4 and Xbox One. A non-VR version of the game will also release on those platforms.
“This Paranormal Activity VR Game from VRWERX is truly terrifying,” said LeeAnne Stables, President of Worldwide Marketing Partnerships & Licensing for Paramount Pictures. “This is a groundbreaking way to experience the actual thrill of ‘Paranormal Activity’ and we are excited to give fans of the movie franchise a first look at what’s coming this spring.”
“Paranormal Activity: Lost Souls” is said to now be arriving sometime this year.
— PAVRGAME (@pavrgame) January 3, 2017