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Until Dawn's follow up might not be a horror game

If horror loves anything more than slaughtering attractive teens, it's adding numbers onto the end of titles. Sure enough Until Dawn (opens in new tab) 2 has been discussed in an interview with PlayStation Lifestyle (opens in new tab). Supermassive Games executive producer Pete Samuels has revealed that the game surpassed the team's expectations and that some outlets even ran out of copies of the game.

When it comes to a sequel, Samuels admits that it has come up in conversation but is suitably vague about the next project for the studio. "I think that you should expect the team to build on what we’ve done with Until Dawn, whether it’s in horror or in other genres," he says. "We’re already working on one thing that does that, whilst exploring other avenues for our other teams in anticipation of them finishing their current projects."

"We do talk internally about what Until Dawn 2 could be, as it clearly can’t be a sequel in the traditional sense, with the same characters facing the same threat, not least of which because in different stories some or all of them are already dead! We’ve investigated other ways we could do Until Dawn 2 but it probably is a little early to be discussing that."

Well, I don't think it's too early and don't worry, no spoilers incoming. Helpfully, Scream 2 has some handy rules of amputated thumbs that we can apply. Sequels have to have a bigger body count, so lets fire a few more attractive teens up a mountain to be slaughtered. Plus, and this is where it gets exciting, death scenes have to be far more elaborate so think of Until Dawn's choices but bigger, badder and bloodier. Doesn't it just make you feel all fuzzy inside? No? Just me? Oh.

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Louise Blain
Louise Blain

Louise Blain is a journalist and broadcaster specialising in gaming, technology, and entertainment. She is the presenter of BBC Radio 3’s monthly Sound of Gaming show and has a weekly consumer tech slot on BBC Radio Scotland. She can also be found on BBC Radio 4, BBC Five Live, Netflix UK's YouTube Channel, and on The Evolution of Horror podcast. As well as her work on GamesRadar, Louise writes for NME, T3, and TechRadar. When she’s not working, you can probably find her watching horror movies or playing an Assassin’s Creed game and getting distracted by Photo Mode.