Developer Supermassive Games has just pushed out the first video in a new series, one taking a look behind the scenes at The Dark Pictures Anthology: Man of Medan, showing us how progress is coming along on the upcoming horror title. This first video is all about how the team has worked to carefully craft a sufficiently scary setting for the game.
In this case, it’s all about the ghost ship, the hell made of rust and haunting entities that players will find themselves in this time around. The team over at Supermassive Games spent a lot of time pouring over images and sources that detail both ship design and maintenance in order to craft a realistic representation of how a ship ages and decays. There was also some time spent recording sounds from ships at sea to make sure that the game accurately recreated the idea of being lost at sea accurately.
It’s pretty cool to see the developers putting such a tight focus on quality sound and environment design, an area that is vital to crafting an immersive horror experience. So many games glance over these areas in favor of generic jumpscares, so it’s great to know that this game is opting for more intense and cerebral scare tactics.
And with the precedent set by Until Dawn, I’m pretty excited to see how the developers manage to improve upon the formula this time around. I expect plenty of narrative-driven, and literal, twists and turns within the corridors of this not-so-fun cruise into hell when the game finally releases.
The Dark Pictures Anthology: Man of Medan is due out on PlayStation 4, PC, and Xbox One in 2019. Check out the latest video for the game down below.