The Scariest News Day So Far

October is the month of Halloween and today’s news perfectly reflects that horror theme…

First up, and Gun Media has announced that Friday the 13th: The Game is a real thing. It will be a third-person, asymmetrical multiplayer game and will come to Xbox One, PS4, and PC in October next year. The main premise of the game will be a 7 vs 1 mode, with one player controlling Jason Voorhees and the seven other players being the camp counselors who are trying to survive the night at Camp Crystal Lake. If you want to support the game, there is currently a live Kickstarter program. Licensed games are not always great, but I do like the sound of this one. I can see the horror genre making a strong return after the success of Until Dawn, and that’s only a good thing in my eyes.

Talking of Until Dawn, Supermassive Games has said that they are open to the idea of creating DLC for their recent PS4 horror game. A condition to any DLC would be that it respects the “truths” of the original game and, if it required them to change those truths, they “wouldn’t be happy doing it.” I personally don’t think DLC would work with the game they created, it has its own alternate stories within the game already. A sequel would be the better option and this is already something the studio has also discussed internally. In an interview with PlayStation Lifestyle, Executive producer Pete Samuels said:

“We do talk internally about what Until Dawn 2 could be, as it clearly can’t be a sequel in the traditional sense, with the same characters facing the same threat, not least of which because in different stories some or all of them are already dead!”

“We’ve investigated other ways we could do Until Dawn 2 but it probably is a little early to be discussing that.”

Until Dawn really is one the best games you will play this year, and I hope that we get to see a series of these games. If you haven’t played it yet, make sure you check it out.

More horror news, and this time we have more details about upcoming Resident Evil projects. Just last week we spoke about a new “core” Resident Evil game coming soon, but a VR experience could also be on the horizon. Capcom has confirmed that one of their Resident Evil teams is working on a VR engine that will provide provide gamers with “must-play games” that are a “half-step ahead of user expectations.” If there is one type of VR game I want to play, it is definitely a horror game. Being immersed into a Resident Evil world is a horrifying thought.

The final horror item of the day is related to Konami‘s cancelled Silent Hills. Movie Director Guillermo Del Toro has been discussing what it was like working with Hideo Kojima, and how some of the ideas they had actually went on to appear in other games, like The Last Of Us. Seeing this occur only helped Del Torro believe that they had a “really remarkable game.” Unfortunately it was not to be…Konami had their famous falling out with Kojima, and then cancelled the horror title. Del Torro believed that such a cancellation “made no fucking sense at all.” I think most people already know that I don’t agree with Konami’s gaming strategy over the past few months. I also agree it makes zero sense from a gaming point of view, but it does make commercial sense to focus on their other, more profitable, business sectors right now.

That’s it for horror day. Until dawn,

Matt