The Evil Within 2 Goes First-Person

Game update gives players the option to swap to first-person.

By Chris Morse

The latest update to The Evil Within 2 gives players the option to swap between third- and first-person at any time, publisher Bethesda Softworks announced today. The game update adds a quick toggle right in the menu where you can change your perspective on the fly, giving players a bit of a refreshed experience for the mostly-well-received title. Tango Gameworks noted that players are enjoying first-person horror recently in their statement:

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. 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.

Capcom's Resident Evil 7 recently made waves by transitioning the long-time franchise into a first-person horror experience, so it's interesting to see another game following suit with this update. This news may not come as a surprise for PC players of The Evil Within 2, as it has been known for some time that the functionality was built into the game and could be activated via a hidden console command. Still, it's nice to see a game developer making this a choice and catering to players with differing preferences. Give the update a try and let us know what you think of this new first-person mode.

About the Author

Chris Morse

Programmer by day, writer by night. Having grown up surrounded by plenty of horror movies and video games, it only made sense for Chris to combine all of these passions into one place: Dead Entertainment. Whether he's working on designs, tinkering with the platform, or just writing up the latest horror news, he's sure to be hard at work keeping the wheels turning on this website no matter what time of day it is. When not coding or gaming, you can find him donning a Cheesehead and heading to the Midwest to cheer on his favorite NFL team, the Green Bay Packers. #GoPackGo