Teaming with VRWERX, the Paranormal Activity series will expand into virtual reality gaming in 2016 with a Paranormal Activity VR title slated to be released for all major head-mounted displays including HTC Vive, Sony’s Project Morpheus, Oculus Rift; PC; mobile; and consoles, including Xbox One and PlayStation 4.
There’s no detail yet on the concept of the game (will an expensive fork play a role?), but Russell Naftal, Co-Managing Partner of VRWERX parent Beast Media Group says, “Paranormal Activity is the perfect property for VRWERX. This franchise represents a huge audience that loves visceral, unbridled terror, which we intend to intensify through the incredible immersion that only virtual reality enables. Our goal is for the Paranormal Activity VR video game to not only be the scariest game you’ve ever played, but the scariest experience you’ve ever had!”
Paranormal Activity VR will enter a growing spooky space for VR. This month saw a touring Insidious haunt, which ended with a brief VR scene in The Further. Meanwhile, at SXSW and May’s Stanley Film Festival, the acclaimed Catatonic: A VR Experience, strapped folks to a wheelchair and a head-mount and sent them through the halls of an abandoned asylum. Natfal is correct about the atmosphere and immersion, which opens the mind up all the more to frightening scenario.
“Virtual reality provides exciting new ways for audiences to interact with our film franchises,” said LeeAnne Stables, President of Consumer Products for Paramount Pictures. “Paranormal Activity is an ideal fit and we look forward to further terrifying our fans through these new technologies and platforms.”
The sixth Paranormal Activity film, subtitled The Ghost Dimension, is currently set for an October 23rd release.