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Paranormal Activity VR Demo Heading To Select Theaters

by Parker Lemke on Oct 21, 2015 at 09:00 AM

A virtual reality game based on the Paranormal Activity movies is coming to theaters as a free HTC Vive demo. Paramount Pictures, HTC, Valve, Epic Games, and Nvidia will sponsor the demo at select AMC Theatres locations from October 22-24.

Moviegoers will be able to play the first-person survival horror title just as the latest film in the franchise, Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension opens October 22. The demo will debut at the theaters listed below.

  • AMC Loews White Marsh 16 – Baltimore, MD
  • AMC Neshaminy 24 – Bensalem, PA
  • AMC Loews Boston Common 19 Boston, MA
  • AMC Century City 15 – Century City, CA 
  • AMC Bay Street 16 – Emeryville, CA
  • AMC Town Square 18 – Las Vegas, NV
  • AMC Loews Alderwood Mall 16 – Lynnwood, WA
  • AMC Tysons Corner 16 – McLean, VA
  • AMC Mesquite 30 with Dine-In Theatres – Mesquite, TX
  • AMC Empire 25 – New York, NY
  • AMC Orange 30 – Orange, CA 
  • AMC Mission Valley 20 – San Diego, CA 
  • AMC Metreon 16 – San Francisco, CA
  • AMC Mercado 20 – Santa Clara, CA 
  • AMC Universal CityWalk 19 – Universal City, CA

Coming out in 2016, the virtual reality Paranormal Activity game will run on the HTC Vive, PlayStation VR, and Oculus Rift head-mounted displays. Developer Beast Media Group also plans to release non-VR versions on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC.

 

Our Take
Virtual reality goes hand-in-hand with immersion, making it a popular technology for horror game developers to experiment with. Seeing the hit Paranormal Activity movie series branch into video games with a first-person survival horror title demonstrates just how popular the Amnesia: The Dark Descent-inspired genre has become in recent years.