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PS4 Until Dawn unveiled for PS4 at Gamescom 2014

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Find out how Supermassive’s interactive horror has evolved since its 2012 reveal


Hello all from Supermassive Games and, particularly the Until Dawn team! It’s been a while since we talked about Until Dawn, but we’re now thrilled to reveal the latest on the game… and it’s now for PS4. So lock your doors, turn off the lights and let’s explore some of the realistically gruesome details…

In Until Dawn you play the parts of all eight friends as they gather at a remote mountain getaway for a night of unexpected terror.


We wrote the story in collaboration with horror auteurs Larry Fessenden and Graham Reznick (Stake Land, Habit, The Last Winter) who’ve been bringing great independent horror movies to the big and small screen for decades. That story challenges you to unravel the terrifying mysteries of Blackwood Pines. Look out for clues while we test your limits of fear but remember, things aren’t always as they seem!

Whichever way you choose to play it’s a rollercoaster of emotion and fear and, to support the authenticity of your characters, we’ve been lucky enough to work with an outstanding and talented cast including Hayden Panettiere (Golden Globe-nominee from Heroes and Nashville), Rami Malek (Night at the Museum, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2, Need for Speed) and Brett Dalton (Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.). Their incredible performances will connect you to your characters on a meaningful emotional level.


At Gamescom two years ago Until Dawn was announced for PS Move, on PlayStation 3. We got some awesome feedback at the time and many of you have managed to maintain your excitement over the two years of silence (thanks for that!). We were also overwhelmed by the amount of you that let us know you wanted to play the game with regular Dualshock controls, so we took a step back and considered how to make this change. At around that time we started to learn more about PlayStation 4 and the Dualshock4 controller and so made the decision to make Until Dawn next gen.

We re-designed, re-built and re-wrote the game so now you have a more mature, darker and fundamentally more terrifying experience on PS4.

One of the first changes you’ll notice, apart from how much more beautiful it now looks and sounds, is that we’ve moved from first person to third person perspective. This allows a much more cinematic experience for you, so you feel completely immersed in this beautiful but spine-chilling world.


We’re also using an updated version of the Killzone Shadow Fall engine, leveraging its great visual power together with some amazing, cutting-edge facial animation, lighting and audio techniques to give compelling character performances in our creepy and realistic environments.

We’ll be sharing more about the game over the coming week at Gamescom, and some interesting facts on the making of Until Dawn in the coming months, but in the meantime we hope you’re excited about Until Dawn coming to PS4. We’ll speak again soon…

Source: EU PlayStation Blog
 

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New Until Dawn trailer makes its debut
Brand new footage from the forthcoming PS4 interactive horror

At Supermassive we are thrilled about the reaction to the announcement a few months ago of Until Dawn as a PlayStation 4 exclusive. I can only say we are humbled by the support Until Dawn has been receiving at PSX this weekend. Thank you to everyone who has been able to come out and see us.

Those of you lucky enough to make it out have played a previously unseen section of the game. We follow Sam as she races away from an intruder through the house and into the old basement below. Throughout this chase, there are a variety of decisions you’ll have to make. Each of these will help to forge your path. Up or down, run or hide; the instantaneous decisions you will be forced to take will shape your journey.


Any single decision or mistimed action in Until Dawn may not be fatal but your actions may put you on a potentially fatal path. Weigh each of the decisions carefully because remember in Until Dawn, when you’re dead, you’re dead… that character is lost forever and your story adapts and continues without them. This is the Butterfly Effect mechanic in action.

We’re really excited to share with you for the very first time a new trailer. Following Sam through the chapter, we explore some of the choices you’re forced to make. Sit on the edge of your seat and get ready for a brand new trailer:


Watch this space for more news in the coming days as we have more to share with you.

Source: EU PlayStation Blog
 

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I think this is a day 1 purchase for me
 

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New Until Dawn video shows full demo playthrough
Get a proper taste of the PS4 interactive horror’s branching gameplay

Hello again, Supermassive here, checking back in to give you another update on Until Dawn. I hope you’ve all had the chance to see the new trailer we released last week. If you haven’t, head here to check it out. Don’t worry, we’ll wait.

Now that we’re all on the same page, we have another treat for you. We know that not everyone has had the chance to get hands-on with the demo so today we have the next best thing – a full play-through of it.

We are thrilled to show something very different to anything you’ve seen so far in Until Dawn. The demo we showed at Gamescom and PAX was focused on exploration and moral dilemmas. Today we’re going to look at the fast-paced action side of Until Dawn.

Our action sequences are designed to deliver adrenaline-fuelled, exciting, and yet still cinematic sequences of gameplay, whilst keeping you connected to your game and involved in your character’s fate through the decisions you make and the other actions that you take.

As you watch the play-through, you’ll see that I’m faced with a variety of tests of skill, speed and judgment. Including one moment where I need to keep the whole pad completely still to avoid Sam being detected. It’s that moment in a horror film that we brace ourselves and hold our breath

In the scene below, Sam, played by Hayden Panettiere, is relaxing in the bath when she’s interrupted by an intruder. When she investigates, her friends are nowhere to be seen. Let’s take a look:


This play-through represents only one of the many different paths possible. Each split-second decision you make as you play could put you on a new path. Any single decision may not be fatal, but your actions could have deadly consequences for your character later in the story.

I hope that you’ve enjoyed this additional peek into Until Dawn and we’ll speak to you again soon.

Source: EU PlayStation Blog
 

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New Until Dawn trailer highlights the butterfly effect in action
Every decision you make could change your fate


We’re back again with another Until Dawn trailer for you! Once again the focus is on the Butterfly Effect and how your choices will directly influence the events in the game.

There are literally thousands of paths that you can take through Until Dawn, with some branches of the narrative more complex than others. We’re estimating that, for most players, people will see less than half of the content included on the disc the first time that they play it. What’s more, we’re pretty confident that everyone’s experience of it will be slightly different.

Supermassive Games has done an excellent job in building a game that can play out in countless different ways – every scene had to be written, recorded and put into the game in a way that works and makes sense even if certain characters have died. It’s a monumental undertaking and we’ve been bowled over by how they achieved it.

You’ll have more choice than ever seen before in a videogame about how your story plays out. Will you try to kill everyone off and revel in their untimely deaths, or will you make sure that everyone survives Until Dawn?

There is no right or wrong way to play, no ‘good’ or ‘bad’ ending, the most important thing in Until Dawn is the story your decisions make. We can’t wait to get it into your hands.

Source: EU PlayStation Blog
 
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