Until Dawn’s success only solidified their resolve.
While many assumed that the PlayStation VR exclusive Until Dawn: Rush of Blood was meant to be a follow up in response to the surprise success of Until Dawn this year, it turns out that the game had actually been in development for quite a while- as a matter of fact, before Until Dawn even launched.
“Obviously the success of Until Dawn is a great starting point for Until Dawn: Rush of Blood, but we were well into the development of this as a VR game before we knew exactly how Until Dawn was going to be received,” said Executive Producer Simon Harris talked about the game in a recent interview with Game Informer. “I guess the success has ratified our choices and we hope that players will be excited to play a completely new VR experience in and beyond that world.
Supermassive also confirmed that Rush of Blood uses all new techniques, and in general is a new style of game, one that works uniquely well in VR.
“Until Dawn taught us some tricks about building tension and fear, and then capitalizing on that with moments of shock and horror. Some of those visual and audio techniques do transfer across, albeit with some adjustment for VR, but on the whole it’s an all-new approach.”
Until Dawn: Rush of Blood is due out for PSVR some time in 2016.