Blair Witch announced and given release date at Xbox E3 2019

Blair Witch was revealed and given a release date during the Xbox E3 2019 press conference, and players won't have to wait long.

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A new Blair Witch game was revealed at the Xbox E3 2019 press conference today. The game is being developed by Bloober Team, the studio behind Layers of Fear.

The trailer, which is embedded above for your convenience, is approximately two minutes long and does a fine job of conveying that creepy horror tone that should make Blair Witch a hit on Twitch. The game is a first-person, story-driven psychological horror game based on the cinematic lore of Blair Witch.

For those that are into games like Blair Witch, the wait won’t be long. The game was given an August 30, 2019 release date and will be part of the Xbox Games Pass service right out of the gate. That means we are less than three months away from crapping our pants as we try to review it here at Shacknews.

 A news post on Xbox.com had this to say about Blair Witch:

Blair Witch Game Release Date

Microsoft had a lot going on at the Xbox E3 2019 press conference, and we’ll be working hard to update our video game release dates 2019 article accordingly. E3 is always when we get a good layout for what we can expect to play in the second half of the year, and 2019 is proving to be no exception. Keep it locked on Shacknews for all your E3 2019 information. Our team is on the ground and has their finger on the pulse of everything you care about.

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    June 9, 2019 1:27 PM

    Bill Lavoy posted a new article, Blair Witch announced and given release date at Xbox E3 2019

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      June 9, 2019 2:15 PM

      Blair witch? which year isthis?

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      June 9, 2019 3:40 PM

      BLOOBER TEAM MOTHERFUCKERS!
      \m/ \m/

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        June 9, 2019 3:42 PM

        I only just got home and slapped on the Microsoft presentation and saw the video tape noise and thought “this is the Bloober Team reveal”, then I saw the figure staring at the wall and thought “Blair Witch”?

        AND THEN IT CAME TOGETHER.

        Blair Dog, Bloober Style. I am thrilllllllllllled!!!!!

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          June 9, 2019 4:03 PM

          ... Bloober team?

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            June 9, 2019 4:25 PM

            Yes. Pause the footage at the end on the release date screen.

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                June 9, 2019 4:32 PM

                I take serious umbridge with calling the 3 PC Blair witch games bad. They used the nocturne engine which rules. And the first one was really good. 2nd was mediocre but 3rd was cool. Had magic

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                  June 9, 2019 4:51 PM

                  I agree with your judgement of 1 and 2, but I didn’t play 3. It did seem like it might have been a touch better than 2. This will probably be better than all three put together.

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                  June 9, 2019 5:35 PM

                  Never played those, but Nocturne itself had class. I recall seeing Blair Witch in-theatre; was it the first 'found footage' movie? Have a vague memory of them offering barf bags for it.

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        June 9, 2019 4:29 PM

        Calling all Milleh, dognose, redshak, rms, winterface, bill crystals, fragasm, and CrustaR too for good measure!

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          June 9, 2019 4:35 PM

          I just watched the trailer, super pumped!!!

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      June 9, 2019 4:00 PM

      No Nocturne Engine, no sale.

      Just kidding. Jeez that quickie trilogy in the early 2000’s was a drinker.

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      June 9, 2019 4:39 PM

      When I was watching the first time, there was a MOMENT where I thought...

      "wtf is this a Silent Hill game?? I thought Konami was done..."

      because there's a shot of a man wearing what is basically James Sunderland's clothes; a green olive jacket and jeans.

      Was I the only one?

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        June 9, 2019 4:46 PM

        I didn’t catch that, but the instant I saw a guy facing a wall in a vid cam viewer, I thought Blair Witch. But I assumed it’d just be a homage, not a full frikken Blair Witch game again.

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      June 9, 2019 4:49 PM

      Ok I want to point something out: Notice how the gameplay footage looks like you’re character mostly stands back with his cam corder viewscreen, while the dog runs on ahead, until you’re in a small room and can look around mostly in place?

      That SCREAMS VR controls, n’est pas????

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        June 9, 2019 4:52 PM

        Milleh, please comment.

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          June 9, 2019 5:17 PM

          I'm pretty clueless when it comes to guessing this stuff, and although I'm a HUGE vr fan, nothing in that video made me think vr but of course I pray to god it's supported

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        June 9, 2019 4:54 PM

        I'm just hopeful for a lot of monster chases

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        June 9, 2019 5:37 PM

        The camcorder made me think more of geteven/condemned/outlast than vr :)

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      June 9, 2019 6:11 PM

      I so thought this was a Alan Wake sequel and I was like :D!!! Then it turned into Blair Witch and i'm just like :| i'll take it though