When The Evil Within 2 launched in October, some fans found that a first-person mode restricted to a certain part of the game’s story could be extended to other areas of the game as well. With fans asking for this to become a permanent feature, Bethesda has now announced that a first-person mode will be added to the game in a free update today.
In the announcement, Bethesda stated that “the entirety of The Evil Within 2 can now be played in first-person on PS4, Xbox One, and PC.” The update will be free for all users. To utilize first-person mode, you’ll simply need to flip a switch in the menu.
Producer Shinsaku Ohara shared his thoughts about the process and challenges of bringing a first-person perspective to a third-person game. He stated that because The Evil Within 2 wasn’t originally designed to be played in first-person, it made it difficult to implement the feature throughout the entire game. Some scenes just didn’t work, so it jumps back and forth a bit to third-person in certain instances.
Right now, you can try the free trial and play the opening chapters of the game. The Evil Within 2 is also currently discounted for 50% off on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC. The sale runs until February 20 on consoles and February 19 on Steam. All save data from the free trial will carry over should you decide to purchase the full game.