Skip to main content

Texas Chainsaw Massacre multiplayer game in the works from Friday the 13th publishers

A Texas Chainsaw Massacre multiplayer game is in development from Sumo Nottingham and Gun Interactive, the publisher behind the 2017 asymmetrical multiplayer game Friday the 13th: The Game.

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre game made its debut with a creepy cinematic trailer at The Game Awards 2021. It's business as usual for Leatherface - it's dusk, flies are buzzing as an old fuzzy radio talks in the background, and he has a few unfortunate victims trapped in his dungeon of a home. The trailer ends with a close-up of the famous killer's face as he revs up his iconic chainsaw.

There's no release date yet, but the trailer confirms that the project is "a multiplayer horror game based on true events," a reference to the 1974 classic horror film's opening sequence.

It isn't clear as of now whether the Texas Chainsaw Massacre game will follow the same asymmetrical multiplayer format made popular by Dead by Daylight and Friday the 13th: The Game. It's definitely noteworthy that it's coming from Gun Interactive, and honestly it's kind of hard to imagine a different format for a multiplayer horror game starring a single bad guy, but nothing's confirmed just yet.

Gun Interactive got tangled up in a messy legal fight that forced them to shelve any future updates for Friday the 13th: The Game. Late last year, the studio teased its new multiplayer horror project, which appears to involve Kane Hodder, but it's unclear if it's the Texas Chainsaw Massacre game revealed today or something different.

Here are the best horror games to play right now. 

After scoring a degree in English from ASU, I worked in - *shudders* - content management while freelancing for places like SFX Magazine, Screen Rant, Game Revolution, and MMORPG. Now, as GamesRadar's west coast Staff Writer, I'm responsible for managing the site's western regional executive branch, AKA my apartment, and writing about whatever horror game I'm too afraid to finish.