Presented during the past E3 2019, the new horror video game Blair Witch promises to be a more frightening experience than the one seen in Layers of Fear. ” We want you to feel like a prey and not like the hunter, ” their authors have stated in an interview with Bloody Disgusting.
As sensed in their presentation trailer, Blair Witch will include temporary loops as they have made other titles like Bethesda’s Death Loop or Outer Wilds, but from Bloober Team correct errors of the past. ” Without entering into spoilers, let me tell you that they will have temporary jumps in the Groundhog Day style. They are here to help you improve a past situation. Blair Witch uses them for much more sinister reasons ”
The growing interest in this kind of challenge responds to the human being’s desire to “do the impossible” ” Travel back in time ” and escape the consequences of our mistakes by completely erasing them is a particularly tempting vision. And that is exactly what the authors of puzzling stories look for: attractive concepts that can then be horribly twisted ”
To create an authentic horror experience it is necessary to make the player feel vulnerable about the videogame of The Witch of Blair, the authors of Layers of Fear stress that for the first time they will create a combat system that you can defend yourself from the threats you will find in the forest. ” This changes the gaming experience but I would not say it’s a drastic change, they inform from Bloober Team. ” We are convinced that to create an authentic horror experience in a videogame it is necessary to make the player feel vulnerable. & Quot;
” When we introduce these new game mechanics we do not want to change this idea. What we are looking for is to create a more varied gaming experience. & Quot; Although they remember that they have already tried stealth mechanics and escapes in their previous projects, with Blair Witch “we want to create another type of combat in which you are finally able to defend yourself.” That said, ” they are over, ” ; we’re still looking for you to feel like the prey and not the hunter “.