The next game from Until Dawn and The Quarry developer Supermassive is currently in development, has a tentative release window of 2025 or 2026, and will be equivalent in size to previous games. Intriguingly, it may also depart from the well-worn realm of teen horror.
In an interview with VGC, studio director Will Byles revealed some interesting tidbits that have our interest piqued:
“We’ve started working on [the next game]. I can’t really tell you very much at all about it, but we have started. Again, it’s the same sort of horror genre, we’re sticking to that. It’s equivalent in size to The Quarry… and that’s about as much as I can say without giving too much away. Potentially we might be a little bit like… I don’t know how far we can stretch the teen horror thing out further, because especially when we try to stir it up, the number of surprises you can add to that becomes limited."
Byles goes on to imply that whatever this new direction might be, it will differ even from the different explorations of the genre that have been undertaken in the more bite-sized Dark Pictures Anthology series. In addition, the turnaround is expected to be significantly shorter than the seven years between Until Dawn and The Quarry:
“The Dark Pictures explores hundreds of variants of the horror genre. What we’re looking at now, and I can’t tell you exactly what it is, is a bit of a diversion away from that sort of standard, but it’s still very much classic horror.”
“No, it certainly won’t be the seven years it took between Until Dawn [and The Quarry], it will be 2025, or maybe 2026.”
What aspect of horror would you like to see Supermassive tackle next? We will be waiting several years to find out, so speculate wildly in the comments section in the meantime.