Until Dawn developer Supermassive Games has plans for an anthology of horror games that they are calling The Dark Pictures. The games will be a series of “standalone games”, suggesting that the individual titles will not be directly related. Much like 2015’s PS4 exclusive Until Dawn, we can expect more cinematic, choice-based horror games with different characters, themes, and settings. The first game is called Man of Medan, and it releases in 2019.
Watch the story trailer below:
Supermassive CEO Pete Samuels tells the Official PlayStation Blog:
The story of Man of Medan starts off on a dive boat in the South Pacific. With a rumoured WWII wreck to find, and plenty of on-deck partying to be had, our group of 4 young Americans and their skipper Fliss get ready for what should be the trip of a lifetime…but it doesn’t go quite to plan. As the day unfolds, and a storm rolls in, they find themselves trapped on board a ghost ship. Subjected to unimaginable stress and terror, they must try to find a way to escape the ship and its sinister history.
It’s great to see that they’ll be returning to non-VR, and presumably non-multiplayer experiences (the tagline ‘Don’t Play Alone’ raises some doubts, however). The studio released the horror PSVR game The Inpatient and a PSVR shooter Bravo Team earlier this year. In 2017, they released the surprisingly compelling, multiplayer PlayLink game Hidden Agenda. Supermassive made a name for itself with the release of Until Dawn, and while it’s certainly admirable that they have tested the waters on other projects, it’s exciting to see their return to a genre they excelled at.
The first game in The Dark Pictures Anthology, Man of Medan, releases in 2019 for PS4.