Posted 12 August

Until Dawn unveiled for PS4 at Gamescom 2014

Find out how Supermassive’s interactive horror has evolved since its 2012 reveal

Hello all from Supermassive Games and, particularly the Until Dawn team! It’s been a while since we talked about Until Dawn, but we’re now thrilled to reveal the latest on the game… and it’s now for PS4. So lock your doors, turn off the lights and let’s explore some of the realistically gruesome details…

In Until Dawn you play the parts of all eight friends as they gather at a remote mountain getaway for a night of unexpected terror.

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We wrote the story in collaboration with horror auteurs Larry Fessenden and Graham Reznick (Stake Land, Habit, The Last Winter) who’ve been bringing great independent horror movies to the big and small screen for decades. That story challenges you to unravel the terrifying mysteries of Blackwood Pines. Look out for clues while we test your limits of fear but remember, things aren’t always as they seem!

Whichever way you choose to play it’s a rollercoaster of emotion and fear and, to support the authenticity of your characters, we’ve been lucky enough to work with an outstanding and talented cast including Hayden Panettiere (Golden Globe-nominee from Heroes and Nashville), Rami Malek (Night at the Museum, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2, Need for Speed) and Brett Dalton (Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.). Their incredible performances will connect you to your characters on a meaningful emotional level.

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At Gamescom two years ago Until Dawn was announced for PS Move, on PlayStation 3. We got some awesome feedback at the time and many of you have managed to maintain your excitement over the two years of silence (thanks for that!). We were also overwhelmed by the amount of you that let us know you wanted to play the game with regular Dualshock controls, so we took a step back and considered how to make this change. At around that time we started to learn more about PlayStation 4 and the Dualshock4 controller and so made the decision to make Until Dawn next gen.

We re-designed, re-built and re-wrote the game so now you have a more mature, darker and fundamentally more terrifying experience on PS4.

One of the first changes you’ll notice, apart from how much more beautiful it now looks and sounds, is that we’ve moved from first person to third person perspective. This allows a much more cinematic experience for you, so you feel completely immersed in this beautiful but spine-chilling world.

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We’re also using an updated version of the Killzone Shadow Fall engine, leveraging its great visual power together with some amazing, cutting-edge facial animation, lighting and audio techniques to give compelling character performances in our creepy and realistic environments.

We’ll be sharing more about the game over the coming week at Gamescom, and some interesting facts on the making of Until Dawn in the coming months, but in the meantime we hope you’re excited about Until Dawn coming to PS4. We’ll speak again soon…

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Ryse moved from motion controls on last gen to a normal controller set-up on next gen too and that turned out great…

Seriously though, this does look genuinely intriguing and i wish Supermassive luck in creating this game and realizing its potential.

 
Faustofausto 12 August, 2014 @ 7:56 pm   2

2 years ago you promised for PS3…

order66victim 12 August, 2014 @ 7:59 pm   3

Looks interesting. I might check this game out.

 
medenko1975 12 August, 2014 @ 8:10 pm   4

It looks very good.

 
zalwelgoedgaan 12 August, 2014 @ 8:13 pm   5

Is it possible for this to have online coop?

 
Shadow_Dancer 12 August, 2014 @ 9:59 pm   6

Looks great. Is this first-person or third? Hope it isn’t FP!

     

    I’m sorry but why don’t you actually read the blog post?

     
    Shadow_Dancer 14 August, 2014 @ 2:20 am    

    @paddy2k7 Sorry, I missed it the first time. Read the bit about PS Move but didn’t see it. My bad

 
Stonesthrow 12 August, 2014 @ 10:45 pm   7

Looks nice, not normally into horror but this seems to have some nice human interaction going on in the likes of Walking dead. I don’t like horror games that focus primarily on trying to bring a scary (or gross) experience, I rarely get scared off of gross things happening at random and without cause. It’s the human interaction and character development that can get me interested in this genre, if done right.

Looks great, hopefully it’s like a horror movie version of Heavy Rain. I imagine it will launch next Halloween but I reckon a summer release would be perfect, seems it could do well during the normal summer drought.

darksidersguy123 13 August, 2014 @ 4:01 am   9

this game looks pretty cool :)

 
Cjmusashi33 13 August, 2014 @ 7:02 am   10

Do you remenber that you have a handled console named Playstation Vita ? Where are the new title from Sony for this console ?

уже хочу в неё сыграть

 
kievmariya 19 August, 2014 @ 8:37 am   12

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