The Evil Within 2 gets free, first-person update


With the update, you'll be able to play the entirety of The Evil Within 2 via first-person by flipping a switch in the options. As a celebration to this, Bethesda has published a trailer which showcases some scenes from the actual game, but in first-person.

It's available on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One for free. The free trial allows you to play through the game's opening chapters, and if you decide to buy it afterward, the progress you made will carry over to the full game. According to the interview, some cheeky fans may have forced Bethesda and Tango Gameworks' hands to release a first-person mode.

As Bethesda content manager Anne Lewis recounts, the community began clamoring for the feature to be extended to the rest of the game and the development team at Tango Gameworks listened. The Evil Within 2 seems to be more malleable though, but it's still out for question whether or not it works as well.

"We like to think of it as a "high-level hack" so we don't want people to compare this with DOOM or anything like that", says Ohara. Perhaps we'll see a VR version of The Evil Within 2 sometime in the future, but for now, be sure to give the game's first-person mode a spin for yourself. Some savvy users figured out a way to activate this mode outside of its intended area, and the reaction to it was pretty positive, so we said, 'What the heck.