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What is Sony's creepy Gamescom teaser actually teasing?

Jonathan Lester
Gamescom 2014, Sony, Supermassive Games

Place your bets, folks, but we reckon we have the answer. Or at least a theory.

Sony's cryptic video appeared yesterday night, revealing little more than a bloodied snowflake and the promise of a Gamescom reveal. Much straw-grasping ensued as fans pointed fingers at everything from Uncharted to The Last G... no, I'm not even going to say it... but the imagery is fiercely reminiscent of a game we've seen a few times before.

Namely: Until Dawn.

What is Sony's creepy Gamescom teaser actually teasing?

Sony announced Until Dawn in August 2012 alongside The Puppeteer and Rain. Though the latter two released (one was great, the other deeply mediocre), Supermassive Games' project eventually dropped off our radar. Until now, it seems, whereupon it may well have been repurposed into a PS4 or cross-gen title. Matt previewed it back in the day, revealing a first-person schlock-horror game that riffs on 'cabin in the woods' action films.

"We're not hiding it," says Supermassive Games' Will Byles to us behind closed doors at Gamescom. "Every prevalent theme and cliché from all of your favourite teen horror movies, they'll all be in our game. It's a bit shameless really." He's not lying. The following hour-long presentations features a gaggle of holidaying teens, a cabin in the woods, a plethora of cheesy innuendo-filled one-liners, an abandoned mine, a lurking beast-cam that hides in voyeuristic fashion at windows (complete with animal sounds and heavy breathing), strings that rise and fall dramatically, power outages, indecipherable scrawlings, and a really angry totem pole.

Either way, that's what our money's on, but your guess is as good as ours. If you have a theory, share it with us in the comments! We'll find out next week.

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stevenjameshyde  Aug. 6, 2014 at 16:23

The opening of Uncharted 2 also involved snow and blood... HD remaster?

James180612  Aug. 6, 2014 at 16:45

I saw this trailer and as soon as i saw blood and snowflake i instantly thought of... Winter is coming. Open world game of thrones game confirmed.

Have to admit i had forgotten about until dawn, maybe it is this game who knows.

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