After a little bit of teasing about a brand new game, Zombie Studios alongside ATLUS USA have today confirmed a brand new title is in the works – a psychological thriller for the PC and Playstation 4 developed using the Unreal Engine 4.
Only the bravest souls will find all the messages and clues scattered through Daylight’s labyrinthine twists of derelict hospital corridors and other creepy environments, where procedurally generated levels ensure no two playthroughs will be the same.
Daylight is told in the first-person perspective and begins with players regaining consciousness in an abandoned hospital with only a cell phone to use as a source of light. The ominous atmosphere, powered by Unreal Engine 4 they hope will give players the immediate feeling that they need to escape. But since each level is procedurally generated, no clues, haunted corridors, life-saving flares or lurking specter will ever be in the same place twice. Daylight was written by industry veteran Jessica Chobot, who also provides the quavering, terrified voice of the protagonist.
Jared Gerritzen | Studio Director, Zombie Studios
Since showing off a pre-alpha build of Daylight at PAX East the attention on the project has grown tremendously! With the gained attention, we were approached with the opportunity to partner with ATLUS to help release Daylight worldwide on Steam and exclusively to the PlayStation 4 system.
ATLUS has a long history of great games and is an accomplished publisher with worldwide reach. Working with them will allow us to reach a global audience, so we’ll be able to scare even more people.
ATLUS USA in their announcement also targetted some of the features to be made to the console exclusive Playstation 4 release (Seems like while the PC is also set to see a release, the XBox One is not). These features include:
- Using every ounce of processing power: Daylight uses Unreal Engine 4 to create an atmospheric setting with some of the most immersive graphics to date.
- Share gameplay online: Scare friends with the system’s new “share” feature to stream gameplay to friends.
- Capturing the moment: Daylight uses the PS4 system’s integrated PlayStation Eye camera to take pictures of the exact moment that a scare happens. Keep the pictures of the reactions as a novelty or bravely share them with friends on social networks.
- RealD 3D Support: Daylight uses the latest 3D technology from RealD to expand its haunting atmosphere into the third dimension.
No formal release date has been set asides from Q1 2014.