Supermassive Games recently announced a new horror IP called The Quarry, which will lean into their choice-driven gameplay previously seen in The Dark Pictures Anthology. However, a new look at the first 30 minutes of gameplay gives off plenty of Until Dawn vibes too, with an emphasis on horror and atmosphere.
IGN recently posted the first 30 minutes of gameplay for The Quarry, showcasing the opening cutscene (with some impressive facial animation for its all-star cast) and terrific lighting. We also get a taste of the fixed camera angles from Until Dawn, allowing the character to move around the environment while maximising the scares by hiding surprising moments behind objects and walls.
Supermassive Games also provided a breakdown of The Quarry‘s key features:
- Your Story, Their Fate – Will you dare to check what’s behind that trap door? Will you investigate the screams echoing from within the forest? Will you save your friends or desperately run for your life? Every choice, big or small, shapes your story and determines who lives to tell the tale.
- A Stunning Cinematic Experience – Cutting-edge facial capture and filmic lighting techniques, combined with incredible performances from an iconic ensemble cast of Hollywood talent, bring the horrors of Hackett’s Quarry to life in a pulse-pounding, cinematic thrill ride.
- Enjoy The Fright With Friends – Place your faith in up to seven friends in online play, where invited players watch along and vote on key decisions, creating a story shaped by the whole group! Or, play together in a party horror couch co-op experience where each player picks a counselor and controls their actions.
- Customize Your Experience – Adjustable difficulty for all gameplay elements let players of any skill level enjoy the horror. And if you prefer to watch rather than play, Movie Mode lets you enjoy The Quarry as a binge-worthy cinematic thriller. Select how you want the story to unfold, kick back, and munch on some popcorn in between all the screams!
The Quarry releases on 10 June 2022 for PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S and PC. It will also be published by 2K as opposed to Bandai Namco, who published The Dark Pictures games.