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Update turns The Evil Within 2 into a first-person horror game

Play the entire game in first-person on PC, PS4 and Xbox One

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Michael McWhertor is a journalist with more than 17 years of experience covering video games, technology, movies, TV, and entertainment.

An update for Bethesda and Tango Gameworks’ The Evil Within 2 gives players the option to play the survival horror game from a first-person perspective. The update is available today for the PlayStation 4, Windows PC and Xbox One versions of the game.

In an announcement, Bethesda said players can switch from third-person — the game’s default camera perspective — to first-person at any point in the game, simply by flipping a switch in a menu.

“A lot of players like playing horror games in first-person, so for those who want to see some of the game’s situations through Sebastian’s eyes, it’s a really neat experience,” said Tango Gameworks producer Shinsaku Ohara in a release. “I think exploring Union in first-person makes the scale feel even bigger than it does when you’re in third-person. Also, being able to see our environments and enemies up close allows players to get an even better look at how much effort went into their designs.”

Bethesda notes that The Evil Within 2’s free trial version will also include the new first-person view mode.

Owners of the PC version of The Evil Within 2 have had unofficial access to the game’s first-person mode since October, when players discovered the option was available as a console command.

For more on The Evil Within 2, read Polygon’s review of the game.

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