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The Quarry Dev Explains Why It’s Not Part Of The Dark Pictures Anthology

Supermassive Games has touched base on why the upcoming The Quarry isn’t part of The Dark Pictures Anthology, and is more of a spiritual successor to Until Dawn, the teen horror romp released in 2015 for PS4.

While The Quarry shares similarities with The Dark Pictures games in that they’re horror-focussed, decision-making games, there are specific aspects that separate them. Speaking with IGN, Will Byles, director of The Quarry, offered some insight into this:

Dark Pictures is obviously an anthology and has gone down a shared story route and a shorter format with a higher cadence. It’s a lovely smorgasbord of horror.

The Quarry, on the other hand, is more like a classic teen horror flick that sticks more rigidly to horror tropes, and features light-hearted elements similar to the Scream franchise.

For this teen horror, it’s not a set profile but there’s a certain expectation. It’s a lot lighter. It’s got a lot of that weird self-referential thing like Scream where we all know the rules, and the rules are ‘don’t open the door’, or ‘when there’s a trap door with a noise behind it, leave it alone’.

The Quarry is pencilled in for a June 10, 2022 release on PS5, PS4, PC, Xbox Series X/S, and Xbox One/