It’s out in 2019.
Bandai Namco has released the first developer diary for their upcoming horror title, Man of Medan, set for release on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC and expected sometime next year.
The video details the creation of the setting for Man of Medan – a wreckage from World War 2 – and explains how the developers used lighting and camera angles to produce the suspenseful and claustrophobic atmosphere of the ghost ship. Audio Director, Barney Pratt explains how sound is also important for building tension; the team gained access to an old vessel of the same era to record the sounds of mechanisms such as door latches and even the different reverb in various rooms.
You can check out the full Developer diary below.
Man of Medan is the first game in The Dark Pictures Anthology and follows four friends on a diving trip, searching for the wreckage of an old wartime vessel. You’ll be able to choose the character you want to play, giving you a different perspective on the story and the decisions that will need to be made.
The Dark Pictures Anthology was first announced back in August and is a series of games developed by Supermassive Games. Each game in the Dark Pictures Anthology will have a high focus on decision making with a number of storylines and outcomes decided by the player.
John got to play a 15-minute demo of Man of Medan back in September and, as you’d expect, noted a number of similarities to Supermassive Games’ previous title, Until Dawn. Different decisions seemed to bring about “small aesthetic changes,” and premonitions make a return, though the cryptic insights that help to sway your decision making may not be what they first seem.
The Dark Pictures: Man of Medan is set for release on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC in 2019.