Developer Supermassive Games filed a trademark for a game called The Quarry late last month. Details beyond that were sparse, and it was unclear how long we’d have to wait to find out more. Thanks to a countdown posted on 2K’s website, we now know that an official reveal for The Quarry is less than 24 hours away.
The reveal will take place on Thursday, March 17 at 12 PM ET. The Quarry is confirmed to be a horror game published by 2K Games. While an exact release date has not been announced, we do know that it will launch sometime this summer.
Supermassive Games posted an accompanying teaser trailer on its official Twitter account. This trailer provides some insight into the theme and tone of The Quarry, as well as some dialogue. There’s nothing too substantial in it, but you can expect the better stuff to follow shortly in tomorrow’s reveal.
There’s good reason to be excited ahead of the reveal of The Quarry. Supermassive Games has proven in the past that it knows how to make a horror game. Be it The Dark Pictures Anthology, or one of its earlier works like Until Dawn, the UK-based developer has experience in the genre.
Life under Nordisk
Supermassive Games was partially acquired by Danish entertainment company Nordisk Games around a year ago. It purchased a 30.7% stake in the developer, citing its ability to produce rich, narrative-driven games as its primary selling point.
Even if those claims were just PR fluff, there’s certainly some truth to them. Supermassive excels at producing story-focused games that usually prioritize a narrative over satisfying gameplay mechanics. Although not guaranteed, it’s likely that The Quarry will continue that tradition. It may not be a design philosophy that everybody can get behind, but there’s a high chance it’ll work when executed properly.