Supermassive Games are not working on a sequel to Until Dawn, the widely successful PlayStation 4 exclusive horror game. In a recent interview with Gamesindustry.biz, the studio’s managing director, Pete Samuels, has said that Supermassive are working on other projects, not Until Dawn 2.
“There’s a lot of speculation about what we’re doing and what we’re working on right now. We’re not working on Until Dawn 2 at the moment. We’re working on other things.”
It seems Supermassive has fully established itself as an independent company ever since their partnership with Sony ended. For those of you who are unfamiliar with the game’s development history, Until Dawn was originally supposed to be released back in 2012 for the PlayStation 3. The game underwent a lot of changes before it hit the market. Surprisingly enough, it fared extremely well.
“We were astounded in some respects at some of the reception that we got. I mean, we knew we’d made something really good. We all like it here, we’re very proud of it, but yeah, the way that the fans approached it and the feedback that we got there, and some of the critical acclaim that we got, and the sales… yeah, it couldn’t have put us in a better place really.”
However, unfortunately for the fans, the success of the game does not mean we will be getting a sequel. But Samuels went on to emphasise that the company’s relationship with Sony hasn’t soured.
“We have such a great relationship with Sony. We want to continue to work with Sony, and we are continuing to work with Sony on lots of things. There’s no concern or resentment or any bad feeling. They’re a really important publisher for us, and I hope and expect that they’ll continue to be that.”
He also went on to make it clear that Supermassive want to step out into the open and make a name for themselves. They want to push what they did with Until Dawn even further.
“It seems that the next logical step for us now is to broaden that out into similar experiences, but with differences depending on the IP, the publisher, the platform, so on. That’s what we want, and that’s what we’re really focused on now…to take what we did with Until Dawn and push that even further.”
Before they made Until Dawn, Supermassive worked in a support role for other Sony games such as LittleBigPlanet and Killzone.
The company are currently working on other projects for Sony, including Until Dawn: Rush Of Blood and Tumble VR, both of which are exclusive to PlayStation VR.
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