The Dark Pictures Directive 8020 release date speculation, story, more

Get the latest on the Season two premiere of The Dark Pictures Anthology with the expected The Dark Pictures Directive 8020 release date and latest trailers.

The Dark Pictures Directive 2080: Two astronauts can be seen

When is The Dark Pictures Directive 8020 release date? As season one of The Dark Pictures Anthology comes to an end we can look forward to the second season of games thanks to a teaser that has been released for the next game. But, when can you expect to play the next game?

As with the initial teaser for The Devil In Me, the details of this new game are quite light. But, there are some potential hints in the teaser trailer that could suggest where the story is heading and what Supermassive has planned for The Dark Pictures Directive 8020.

The Dark Pictures Directive 8020 release date speculation

The most likely The Dark Pictures Direction 8020 release date is late 2023 or early 2024, based on the previous release schedule of The Dark Pictures games. Supermassive Games has been releasing one game in the series each year, and the last game was released in late 2023.

This is speculation though on our part, as no official confirmation of a release date has been revealed. But, the gap of time between Little Hope, House of Ashes, and The Devil In Me has been similar so it seems like Supermassive Games has hit a steady cadence at this point.

The Dark Pictures Directive 8020 story

The teaser doesn’t offer up much in the way of actual story details but it does set the scene which will take the series to space in what appears to be a sci-fi monster story on a space station.

But, thanks to some sleuthing by some Reddit users, Directive 8020 is a real Nasa document, although it has now been updated and is now Directive 8700. This Directive relates to flight crew and space crew safety on missions and managing risks. And, if you have seen the trailer already you can already see how that ties in. But, if not the trailer can be seen below.

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Some other players also have theories that this will be a prequel or sequel to House of Ashes with the monster sounding quite similar, with either an evolved version of the creature or an early breed of the creature being trapped on this ship or station.

The Dark Pictures Directive 8020 gameplay

As with the other games in the series, we can expect all the improvements introduced so far in the series to be implemented here. But, when it comes to new additions we don’t have any idea just yet, or who will star in the game.

Once we do get details we will be sure to update this article with any information.

So there you have it, everything we know about the start of the next spooky season in The Dark Pictures Anthology. While you wait for The Dark Pictures Directive 8020 release date to roll around, why not take a look at some of the other best PS5 horror games and best Xbox horror games?