Developer Supermassive Games’ long in-development teen slasher inspired horror game Until Dawn might not have the legacy of similarly missing video games like Half-Life 3, The Last Guardian and Guillermo Del Toro’s InSane, but it has been quiet long enough to warrant speculation from fans who assume it’s been cancelled.
Usually, if we don’t hear from a game one or more years following its unveiling, there’s a good chance it’s been canned or entered that dreaded place we refer to, in whispers, as development limbo. Horror games, specifically, tend to have it especially rough, thanks to their more niche appeal.
Since its unveiling in 2012, Supermassive has had to deny rumors that Until Dawn has been put on hold, including issuing a statement to us back in October that it’s still very much in the works. If you’re still unsure as to whether or not we’ll ever see this promising horror game, a new trademark filed by Sony has gifted us with some much-needed hope that it will eventually see a release.
My best guess is the original concept has been scrapped in favor of a PS4 version — it was originally planned to come exclusively to the PS3, but I don’t see that remaining true — that will probably arrive in late 2015 (at the earliest) and make use of Project Morpheus, Sony’s upcoming virtual reality headset.