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Daylight Is Set To Make Its Way To Playstation 4 And PC
Daylight, the latest horror game from Zombie Studios and ATLUS, will be releasing worldwide as a downloadable title for Playstation 4 and PC in Q1 2014.
Next-gen was already looking pretty good, with titles such as Watchdogs ready to make their way to our homes, but now it looks to be a little scarier. Daylight is a psychological thriller built on Unreal Engine 4, and only the bravest of players will be able to find all the messages and clues scattered through the twisting corridors of a derelict hospital and other creepy environments (at least according to their press release!) Procedurally generated levels mean that no two playing experiences will be the same, so there’s no point trying to memorize everything for your next game.
Daylight is a first person horror game, and begins with you waking up in an abandoned hospital with only a cell phone as your light source. The ominous atmosphere, powered by the latest Unreal engine, gives you the sense that you have to escape before something inevitably goes wrong, but each generated level means that clues, lurking creatures or life-saving flares will move every single time (if they’re there at all). Jared Gerritzen, studio director of Zombie Studios, had the following to say in their press release:
Since showing off the pre-alpha build of Daylight at PAX East the attention on the project has grown tremendously! With the gained attention, we were approached with the opportunity to partner with ATLUS to help release Daylight worldwide on Steam and exclusively to the Playstation 4 system. ATLUS has a long history of great games and is an accomplished publisher with worldwide reach. Working with them will allow us to reach a global audience, so we’ll be able to scare even more people.
And scare people they shall! You can read our previous post on whether Daylight will be the next great horror game here, and it’s already shaping up to be a beautifully terrifying installment (it’s currently one of the main reasons I want to buy a Playstation 4). Daylight is already set to take full advantage of the Playstation 4’s features, including:
- Using every ounce of processing power with Unreal Engine 4
- Share gameplay online: Scare friends with the system’s new “share” feature to stream gameplay to friends
- Capturing the moment: Daylight uses the PS4 system’s integrated Playstation Eye camera to take pictures of the exact moment that a scare happens. Keep the pictures as a novelty or plaster them across social networks.
- Real 3D support
A price and exact release date haven’t been confirmed yet, although it is set to make a global appearance in Q1 of 2014. For more information on the game make sure to check out the Daylight website. With horror games being a little lack luster lately, it’s definitely a title I’m looking forward to seeing!