Supermassive Games has teased what projects the studio will be working on after the release of The Dark Pictures Anthology: The Devil in Me later this year.
Speaking to T3 at Gamescom 2022, Supermassive Games game director Tom Heaton explained that the developer is more “ambitious” than ever due to more than 300 people now working at the Guildford-based studio. He also reconfirmed that The Devil In Me will conclude the first season of The Dark Pictures Anthology, which is also comprised of 2019’s Man of Medan, 2020’s Little Hope, and 2021’s House of Ashes.
“Season 2 is coming up. It’s very exciting. People have been working on it for a long time.
office right now, in those games, in multiples of those games. Because we make them way ahead of time,” Heaton said.
“We always planned to do eight games. We changed those games a little bit. We made some small changes. And the idea was that, after we had done four, we would take a look at what we had accomplished and what was working and what needed to be refreshed, to make sure that we didn’t rest on our laurels. I think you’re going to see some new things in season 2. Basically, you’re going to see games that are very dark. Image games.
The previous three entries in The Dark Pictures Anthology have been between four and a half and five hours long, though Heaton claims that The Devil in Me is scheduled to be closer to seven hours. Supermassive Games studio head Dan McDonald explained what the plan is after this.
“There’s a great team in game five, and game six is in the design phase. Then games seven and eight, as we go along. Not much to do with those at the moment,” he said.
“As Tom’s team wraps up, they’ll start to break free and move on to those other titles as well. We’ve got this continual thing in handling and moving around, and changing people: ‘Okay, they want to be in the serial killer.'” . game, so they’re in Tom’s game. They want to be in the next thing, so they can join that.'”
There was also a hint from Heaton that the studio might experiment outside of the horror genre, though nothing was officially confirmed and “everything Supermassive Games is doing right now is [The] Dark [Pictures Anthology]”.
The developer’s last release outside of horror was 2018’s Bravo Team for PlayStation VRso could we see something similar for PSVR2? With Sony now confirming a launch window for the device, we may be hearing something in the coming months. We’ll have to wait and see.
The Dark Pictures Anthology: The Devil in Me is scheduled to release on November 18, 2022 on PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, and Microsoft Windows.
For more Gamescom 2022 coverage, check out the T3 preview for The Callisto Protocol, a new survival horror from the folks behind Dead Space. In addition to this, there were also a lot of new game trailers debuted as part of Gamescom Opening Night Live, including Dead Island 2 and Lies of P.