the quarry

Following on from previous projects of PlayStation’s Until Dawn and The Dark Pictures Anthology, Supermassive Games (in partnership with 2K) have again taken inspiration from the classics in their announcement of The Quarry. 

Arriving on June 10th 2022, this teen-horror narrative game tells the all-too familiar tale of a bunch of horny teen counsellors partying on the last day of the summer camp of Hackett’s Quarry. Things clearly don’t go as expected, and instead the alcohol and blaring music is replaced by murderous locals and blood, guts and gore.

In their announcement, which is accompanied with the announcement trailer found below, 2K’s president had this to say:

“The Quarry is breaking new ground across interactive storytelling and technology to create a truly visceral teen-horror experience,” stated Director Will Byles. “I can’t wait to see the choices you make, who you’ll save, and who you’re willing to sacrifice!”

“As an interactive narrative experience, The Quarry is a completely different type of game from anything 2K has published in the past,” stated David Ismailer, President at 2K. “We are partnering because Supermassive Games are simply the best at what they do, and we’re huge fans of the studio. The chance to work with one of the great creative minds in our industry doesn’t come often, and we are excited to be on this journey together with The Quarry.”

Gameplay-wise, as well as the incredible visuals that fans of Supermassive have become accustomed to, the name of the game is decisions, decisions, decisions, which shape the story in a multitude of ways.

You can also take up to seven online friends along for the ride with you, where you can vote on key decisions together. This is the perfect experience for grabbing some popcorn and some drinks together, setting up the Xbox party and then watching the horror unfold.

Key features for The Quarry include:

  • YOUR STORY, THEIR FATE. Will you dare to check what’s behind that trap door? Will you investigate the screams echoing from within the forest? Will you save your friends or desperately run for your life? Every choice, big or small, shapes your story and determines who lives to tell the tale;
  • A STUNNING CINEMATIC EXPERIENCE. Cutting-edge facial capture and filmic lighting techniques, combined with incredible performances from an iconic ensemble cast of Hollywood talent, bring the horrors of Hackett’s Quarry to life in a pulse-pounding, cinematic thrill ride;
  • ENJOY THE FRIGHT WITH FRIENDS. Place your faith in up to seven friends in online play*, where invited players watch along and vote on key decisions, creating a story shaped by the whole group! Or, play together in a party horror couch co-op experience where each player picks a counselor and controls their actions;
  • CUSTOMIZE YOUR EXPERIENCE. Adjustable difficulty for all gameplay elements let players of any skill level enjoy the horror. And if you prefer to watch rather than play, Movie Mode lets you enjoy The Quarry as a binge-worthy cinematic thriller. Select how you want the story to unfold, kick back, and munch on some popcorn in between all the screams!

The Quarry is hitting the shelves of Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PS5, PS4 and PC come June 10th 2022. In the meantime, make sure to check out the release trailer below.

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