Supermassive Games has crafted some wicked horror games on PS4 and PS5, but Until Dawn is often celebrated as the studio’s crowning achievement. Before The Dark Pictures Anthology found runaway success, Until Dawn walked tall with an all-star cast. Rumors of an upcoming State of Play presentation are now heating up, and leaker ‘billbil-kun’ claims Supermassive Games will unveil its glossy Until Dawn PS5 makeover there.
The genesis surrounding this potential new PS5 game originally stems from a 4Chan thread, which we always take with a massive grain of salt – and then some. However, after contacting their own sources, billbil-kun purports that they are “able to determine the return of an old PlayStation exclusive under a new version and on more than one platform.” That’s right, Until Dawn isn’t just coming to PS5, but will also debut for PC players too.
Exact details on what has been changed are yet to be revealed, but we can speculate that the PS5 version will receive enhancements such as a resolution bump up to 4K, haptic feedback and adaptive trigger support, and DualSense speaker integration. Alongside that, we’re going to go one step further and postulate that it could use the improved camera mechanics seen in The Devil In Me and The Quarry. Little Hope was the first entry to introduce camera focused tweaks in The Dark Pictures Anthology, and the franchise has benefitted strongly from it ever since.
According to billbil-kun’s report, this revamped version of Until Dawn has been in development for “at least a year.” Currently, Supermassive Games is working on its next series of Dark Pictures games, which will begin with Directive 8020 – a sci-fi horror teased in the after credits of The Devil In Me. Prior to this, the leaker also revealed the potential name for Death Stranding 2, and new footage may be shown alongside Until Dawn at Sony’s next State of Play.
At present, Sony remains tight-lipped about the existence of said showcase. However, Sony’s pattern for these showcases indicates that we can expect a showcase in the beginning of February, following suit with last year’s presentation.
Last February’s showcase was announced two days before it took place on February 23, 2023. We saw thrilling looks at Suicide Squad Kill the Justice League at the time, a promising candidate for one of the best multiplayer games of 2024. In the meantime, here are our State of Play predictions.