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Paranormal Activity VR Game Coming Next Year

by William Schwartz

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A virtual reality game based on Paramount Pictures’ horror film franchise Paranormal Activity is due to launch on HTC, Vive, PlayStation VR and Oculus Rift in 2016.

Developing the game are VRWERX, a relatively unknown quantity, given that Paranormal Activity VR will be their first game.

“Paranormal Activity is the perfect property for VRWERX,” said Russell Naftal, co-managing partner of VRWEX’s parent company, Beast Media Group.

“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,” added 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!”

A press release reads: “Industry veterans Alex Barder and Russell Naftal recently joined forces to launch Beast MG, an entertainment company with an IP-centric focus that leverages its two-way relationship with audiences to provide content with greater engagement. The two then launched VRWERX to focus specifically on virtual reality content, with a game development team comprised of some of the industry’s most innovative game designers and developers, whose credits include Call of Duty, Homefront, Madden, Defiance and many others. The division is not only creating games but also has several other virtual reality entertainment experiences in development across multiple genres.”

“There’s never been a more exciting time to be in our space,” says Alex Barder, co-managing partner of Beast Media Group.

“The convergence of new platforms, original formats, revolutionary ways to engage audiences and advanced monetization strategies have given birth to a renaissance in media and entertainment. We’re embracing the future and building an agile business that innovates, evolves and delivers entertainment content to a fragmented global audience who watches, plays and experiences on their terms.”

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