The Evil Within 2 Now Supports First-Person Perspective With New Update

The Evil Within 2 Now Supports First-Person Perspective With New Update

Play all of Evil Within 2 in first-person.

Today, Bethesda and Tango Gameworks have put out an update for The Evil Within 2 that lets players switch the game to an entirely first-person perspective. The update is available now for PlayStation 4, PC, and Xbox One.

In a press release, Bethesda said that players can switch from third-person to first-person at any point in the game by choosing the perspective option in the menu. Previously only the third-person perspective was available.

"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 press 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."

Previously, PC players discovered a workaround that would let players play the game in first-person, but the new update makes the first-person mode accessible to everyone, and quite easily at that. The first-person option is also available in The Evil Within 2's free trial.

It looks like first-person might be the new hotness in horror games as now games like Resident Evil and the cancelled Silent Hills demo, P.T. all sported the perspective.

For more on The Evil Within 2, check out our review and complete guides for the game.

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