Until Dawn

Several reasons why Supermassive won't do Until Dawn sequel

There are narrative reasons, but mostly it's just about focusing on new stories via The Dark Pictures anthology.

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Supermassive Games' Until Dawn was a horror hit in 2015 when it threw us into the story of a group of teenagers dealing with a sinister threat, but now that they're working on The Dark Pictures anthology, what are the hopes of seeing a sequel to Until Dawn?

Well, it doesn't seem likely, as Game Informer recently spoke to the studio about the possibility of a follow-up.

"After Until Dawn, [many] started to request a sequel, and it still happens today, so we know there is a fanbase that likes this kind of thing," explained CEO and executive producer Pete Samuels. "A lot of [creating The Dark Pictures] is about our desire to serve that fanbase from our perspective and to serve us ourselves in what we love to do, which is do more stories and characters, and do it more frequently than one or two every few years."

"On an anthology, it's a great opportunity to wrestle with a new subject, a new genre, and with characters that you can develop specifically for that story. You're not tied to historical characters that you have to use," adds game director Tom Heaton.

Also an Until Dawn sequel would have a key problem from a narrative perspective, since any characters can die at any point in the story, meaning there's no 'canon' ending as to who survived the night. "If we were making sequels, we don't know who survived. I mean we could probably work it out from your game save, but we don't want to make a sequel to that. We want to make a different story with different people," series producer Dan McDonald said.

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"Yes, Until Dawn feels like an interactive movie or horror series, but it's a very enjoyable watch - and play - while it lasts."

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