Supermassive Games might not be a name familiar to Xbox gamers, but PlayStation players will likely be very familiar with their output. While they've created games across a variety of genres, the studio has recently produced notable title Until Dawn
in the horror genre, as well as the PlayStation VR titles Until Dawn: Rush of Blood
and The Inpatient
. This makes them a perfectly suitable candidate to create a new anthology series of "stand-alone, cinematic horror" titles with Bandai Namco. Unlike their previous titles, The Dark Pictures Anthology
will be coming to Xbox One too and will begin with The Dark Pictures - Man Of Medan
.Man of Medan
tells the story of a quartet of American youths who are searching for a wreck dating back to World War II. However, a storm comes in and their diving trip takes a dangerous turn as it turns out they might have gotten themselves into a situation they hadn't bargained for. Each of the four divers has their own perspective on the events that unfold, as does the captain of the boat they chartered. Players will be able to assume the role of any of the five characters as they try to work out what's going on, and make decisions and take actions that will affect who lives and who dies.
Each of the games that will make up the anthology are completely unconnected, each having their own story, characters, setting, and even sub-genre of horror, so players will be able to pick and choose which titles they want to play. Their branching storylines and multiple endings are designed so that players can replay them over and over again.
Supermassive Games intends to release two games in the anthology each year, hoping to "present a new terrifying experience on a regular basis". Man of Medan
will kick off this schedule in 2019.
We don't have them yet, but we'll publish a story as soon as we pick up the The Dark Pictures - Man Of Medan achievements.