A new 'Evil Dead' video game is on its way for PC and consoles.

Bruce Campbell

Bruce Campbell

The horror movie franchise spawned three video games in the early 2000s, including 'Evil Dead: Hail to the King' (2000), 'Evil Dead: A Fistful of Boomstick' (2003), and 'Evil Dead: Regeneration' (2005), and it has now been confirmed that a new game is in development.

But although it had previously been reported that the new title would be bringing the horror franchise to virtual reality (VR), Bruce Campbell - who plays lead character Ash Williams in the series - has insisted that's not the case.

Earlier this week, he tweeted: "Hey, groovy gamers, this is a swell time to clarify some incorrect info that might be out there (including from me!): the upcoming Evil Dead video game is being developed for consoles and PC, not VR. Sorry for any confusion. Game on! #MyBoomstickIsTooBigForVR #EvilDeadTheGame (sic)"

The clarification comes after Bruce claimed in August last year that the new game would be an "immersive" experience, which seemed to hint at the possibility of VR, which puts players in the game world through the use of a headset.

He said at the time: "They are doing a video game. A whole immersive kind of dealio. I'll be Ash for that because I wouldn't want someone else's voice hamming it up."

'Evil Dead' follows the story of Ashley "Ash" Williams, who heads to a cabin in the woods with his girlfriend and three friends. They then find the Necronomicon, an old book, which when read aloud reawakens the dead. Ash is forced to see one of his friends become possessed and then must decide whether to save his own life or try and save his friend.