The studio behind Friday the 13th: The Game
My first laugh of the night at The Game Awards 2021 happened in a pre-show segment when we got a teaser for a new Texas Chain Saw Massacre video game. Don’t get me wrong, there’s some potential in that idea, for sure — but the trailer’s phrasing of a “multiplayer horror game based on true events” just cracked me up.
The Texas Chain Saw Massacre is a collaboration between Gun Interactive (the team behind Friday the 13th: The Game) and Sumo Nottingham, and it’s based on the original film.
Creative Director Ronnie Hobbs says it’s probably his “favorite horror film ever created,” so “having the chance to really dive into the world of this IP with the team from Gun and working with Sumo to bring this vision to life has been almost surreal.” I personally wouldn’t go that far, but plenty of people cherish the movie (and some of us are into the wacky sequel). It’s curious to see another horror IP break out beyond Dead by Daylight.
Details about The Texas Chain Saw Massacre are light, but it’s in development for PC and “ninth-generation gaming consoles” — aka PS5 and Xbox Series X/S.