The director of The Quarry is already on another project which is obviously not an episode of The Dark Pictures Anthology. It will be a massive title that will tap into another horror subgenre.
Will Byles, director of Until Dawn and The Quarryis already thinking about the next title from Supermassive Games and it should take a different direction while being familiar.
After The Quarryfinished the teen-horror?
Through an interview with VGCWill Byles tells us a bit about the aftermath The Quarry. And that should be interesting. First, it will be a game of equal scale and horror… but with a nuance. According to the director, the studio seems to have come to the end of their ideas with the Teen horror subgenre.
We started working on the next game. I can’t really tell you much about it, but we started. It’s going to be the same kind of horror game that we care about. It will be a title of the same scope as The Quarry…and that’s about all I can tell you without giving too much away.
I don’t know how far we can still exploit teen horror because after a while the possibilities in terms of surprises are limited. The Dark Pictures Anthology explores hundreds of variations of horror. What we’re looking to do now, and I can’t be really specific, is to move away from that kind of standard. But overall it’s still classic horror..
An exit window for this new baby? In 2025 or 2026, which will allow time for future Dark Pictures to come out. The Devil in Me, expected on November 18, 2022, will innovate with a more varied formula.
Hollywood actors for the project?
It is possible but not just anyone. Will Byles cites as an example Tom Cruise who would be a complicated recruit to have for a question of budget. Unless the actor Top Gun is not a real marketing argument in itself allowing millions of additional copies to be sold to absorb the costs of such recruitment.
Nevertheless, the director thinks that more and more actors will be inclined to pass castings for video games. Moreover, Supermassive Games did not think that David Arquette was going to accept:
We thought we would never have David Arquette. We pushed for it. And now, people accept our calls more easily than before, when it was a medium they didn’t understand. With young actors, it’s much easier because they know this stuff.