Supermassive and publisher Bandai Namco over the weekend revealed that the upcoming horror game Man of Medan will utilize a multiplayer mode.
Called the “Shared Story Mode,” this two-player mode allows for co-op through the entire narrative campaign, taking on the ghostly ship you’re stuck on. This mode affects each other’s playthrough by the decisions each person makes, as well as other characters in the story. Or, if you’ve ever played Until Dawn with a group of friends as I did, the new “Movie Night” mode is perfect for a group. This allows up to four people to play as a character, each person passing the controller along to the next player.
Director Pete Samuels explains how these multiplayer modes came about and you’ll have feedback from Until Dawn to thank for that.
“Each mode is different but both have been influenced by our experience with Until Dawn,” Samuels said. “When Until Dawn released we were surprised and delighted by how many people were streaming the game. We’ve had around 1 billion views on YouTube alone. We’d also get plenty of people telling us how much they enjoyed playing the game together with friends on the couch. These both fed into the initial design of The Dark Pictures Anthology and we decided that along with story, characters, and cinematic production values, multiplayer should be core to the series. In short, we have built The Dark Pictures Anthology from the ground up with multiplayer in mind.”
The Dark Pictures Anthology – Man of Medan launches on August 30, 2019 for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC.