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Switchback VR for PS VR2 is so scary I genuinely had concerns for my health

Do you like the idea of a stomach-churning rollercoaster, but with added jump scares and general terror? I checked my watch’s heart rate data immediately after coming off a session of Switchback VR. 126. That’s not exercise territory, but it’s the highest it got that day and far above the resting rate. When your heart rate rises like this, it feels completely different to physical activity. You know it’s not normal. In the enclosed VR environment combined with the kind of stomach churns you’d expect at a theme park, I genuinely had to take a break for fear I’d keel…

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A teaser trailer for The Dark Pictures Anthology next game, Directive 8020, has leaked

Here’s a spoiler free rundown of what you need to know. Unless it involves The Sims 5, leaks in all shape or form simply suck. That said, someone has leaked the teaser trailer for the next instalment in The Dark Pictures Anthology, Directive 8020 ahead of the launch of The Devil in Me, which is tomorrow (November 18). Here’s the teaser trailer for Directive 8020, but be sure to mute this if you don’t want any spoilers before playing The Devil in Me. For context, The Devil in Me marks the end of season one of the anthology, and in…

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New The Devil In Me trailer introduces all the characters who’ll die horribly

Horror series The Dark Pictures Anthology is drawing its first season to a close with the arrival of supernaturally bereft slasher The Devil In Me on November 18th, and a new trailer lets us meet all the cheerful faces we’ll undoubtedly see brutally murdered at some point. Handily, it’s made me realise that Paul Kaye – known for his Game Of Thrones role as resurrectionist Thoros of Myr, and for being mortally annoying as Dennis Pennis in the Nineties – is playing shock doc director Charlie. Kaye’s nonchalant accent seems like a great fit, as you’ll see in the trailer…

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The Quarry’s studio director says next game is in development, “still very much classic horror”

The next game is said to be releasing in 2025 or 2026. Speaking with VGC, studio director at Supermassive Games Will Byles disclosed that the studio’s next big horror title is already in development. Catch the trailer for the latest instalment in The Dark Pictures Anthology, and Supermassive’s latest game, right here. Supermassive Games first became renowned for Until Dawn, even winning a BAFTA award for the narrative-driven slasher game. Then came The Dark Pictures Anthology, a series of smaller, episodic narrative horror tales for players to embark on. Most recently, however, was The Quarry; another full-blown teen slasher in…

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The Devil In Me is mixing Saw, The Shining, and “really horrible” murders with a dash of true crime

“The thing we’re doing with The Dark Pictures is exploring different sub genres of horror,” explains game director Tom Heaton. The Dark Pictures Anthology is, well, a horror anthology, each a compact standalone scary game where you explore and deal with QTEs and hazardous choices, in the vein of Supermassive’s smash hit Until Dawn. The idea, says Heaton, is that each one takes one or two horror sub-genres and mines them, maybe subverting the tropes here and there. Up next is The Devil In Me, inspired by the infamous Chicago serial killer H. H. Holmes. “What I think we decided…

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The Devil in Me game director on creating impactful horror, serial killers, and The Dark Pictures Anthology

When a group of keen filmmakers is adamant on securing the second season of their true-crime show, the finale of their first season needs to go out with a bang. The issue, however, is that they’re creatively bankrupt, until a mysterious architect approaches them with an irresistible offer. The Devil in Me, releasing this autumn from Supermassive Games, follows the crew as they investigate the crimes of notorious serial killer, H. H. Holmes, over a century later. Catch the new features trailer for The Dark Pictures Anthology: The Devil in Me straight from Gamescom right here. The Devil in Me…

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Supermassive’s The Devil in Me releases this fall

The fourth entry in the series checks you into a recreation of the H. H. Holmes murder castle. The Devil in Me, part of Supermassive Games’ stand-alone series of cinematic horror titles, The Dark Pictures Anthology, will be released this fall. Announced in July 2021, you can get a look at what to expect from the fourth entry in the series via the latest video below. Starring Oscar-nominee Jessie Buckley, the game features a whole new cast and story that finds documentary filmmakers invited to a rather interesting hotel. Designed after the infamous ‘Murder Castle’ built by serial killer H.H….

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The Quarry launches new update – introduces multiplayer mode, ’80s cosmetics, and more

Summer’s hottest horror experience. The Quarry is the spiritual successor to Until Dawn of 2015, and while that’s a lot to live up to, we talk in our review about exactly how The Quarry doesn’t disappoint. These summer lovin’ teens are in for a surprise when things inevitably go wrong at Hackett’s Quarry. Better yet, Supermassive Games has released a huge update for the title, so now you need not venture The Quarry alone. Take a glimpse at some of the action in The Quarry here! Today’s update introduces the highly anticipated online multiplayer mode, appropriately named Wolf Pack. You…

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Supermassive Games’ The Quarry almost launched on Google Stadia first

Supermassive Games and Google had announced a partnership in 2020, but nothing came of it. According to a new report, Supermassive Games’ latest title The Quarry was almost a Google Stadia exclusive. The report comes from Axios Gaming’s newsletter, with sources claiming that The Quarry as well as the recently announced High On Life, originally had involvement from Google in both games’ development process. However, Stadia has downsized quite a bit, so this obviously isn’t the case anymore. According to one representative of The Quarry publisher Take Two, the studio “was looking for a publishing partner as the project came…

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The Quarry features a “death rewind” mechanic that lets you undo your fatal mistakes

If you click on a link and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. Read our editorial policy. Director Will Byles explained how the mechanic works in a recent interview. The Quarry director Will Byles recently explained how the upcoming slasher-inspired horror game’s Death Rewind mechanic will work. If you’re playing a Supermassive Games game, you can probably expect one (normally more) of the characters to die in your playthrough. The Quarry is set to be no different, but speaking with SegmentNext last week (April 28), Byles explained a new mechanic that will be available in the game…

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Supermassive’s horror game The Quarry will have 186 different endings

How do you want your ending to play out? The Quarry, the upcoming narrative horror game from Supermassive Games, will have multiple endings. And when we say multiple, well, we really mean 186. Each ending will depend upon choices you make in the game with the non-playable characters. These endings could result in life or death, as the story will change depending on said choices – all of which are included in a 1,000-page script. Speaking with IGN, the game’s director, Will Byles, discussed the amount of work that goes into such a “mathematical nightmare”. And the large amount of…

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Supermassive’s next horror game is summer camp slasher The Quarry

Supermassive Games, the makers of Until Dawn and The Dark Pictures Anthology, today announced an all-new interactive horror story. The Quarry is a whole separate story telling the tale of teenaged summer camp counsellors who find themselves on the receiving end of mysterious megamurder. Getting slashed is a real hazard with that job. Impressively, the game’s cast includes horror veterans like David Arquette, Lance Henriksen, and Ted Raimi. Check out the announcement trailer below. Read more

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The Quarry is an all-new teen-horror game coming from Supermassive Games

It’s the last day of Summer Camp, and instead of a fun-filled night of partying, a group of teens face a night of terror. 2K and Supermassive Games have announced The Quarry, a new horror narrative game where your every choice, big or small, shapes your story and determines who will live and who will die. The game takes place on the last day of Summer Camp and the teenage counselors of Hackett’s Quarry decide to throw a party to celebrate. Unfortunately for them, things take a turn for the worse as blood-drenched locals and something “far more sinister” turns…

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The Dark Pictures Anthology will end first season in a Murder Castle

If you’ve already finished House Of Ashes, you’ll have seen a wee trailer revealing that the next part of The Dark Pictures Anthology will be the “season one finale”, named The Devil In Me. Bandai Namco have since publicly announced the next game in Supermassive’s interactive horror story series, explaining a bit more of what’s going on with the animatronic corpse. Bad news for would-be survivors: it’s set in a replica of the infamous ‘Murder Castle’, a hotel built with traps and torture chambers by American serial killer H. H. Holmes. Read more