Four official films and one spin-off thus far comprise the Paranormal Activity movie franchise, which gets a sixth installment later this year with The Ghost Dimension. And that’s not all, as we’ve just learned that the series is being turned into a virtual reality video game.
The news comes courtesy of entertainment expo E3, where Beast Media Group division VRWERX announced that Paranormal Activity VR will be released next year, available for all head-mounted displays including HTC Vive, Sony’s Project Morpheus, Oculus Rift, as well as PC, mobile, and consoles.
We don’t yet know specifics about the game, such as whether or not it will tie directly into the film franchise or tell a brand new story entirely its own, but the makers of the game promise that it will literally take you inside the movies, and scare you in a way that they simply could not.
“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,” said Beast’s Co-Managing Partner Russell Naftal. “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!”
In the meantime, Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension begins its theatrical haunt on October 23rd.