Little Hope, the second game in the Dark Pictures Anthology, has been delayed from its planned release this summer until the autumn. Supermassive announced the delay on Twitter, citing the challenges of working around the restrictions of Covid-19.
— The Dark Pictures (@TheDarkPictures) June 11, 2020
The statement reads:
I’m Pete Samuels, CEO of Supermassive and Executive Producer on The Dark Pictures Anthology. I hope that you are all safe and well. Our industry, and the entire world, have been faced with an unprecedented situation over the last few months. Since the COVID-19 crisis hit in March, Supermassive Games has had our 200 strong team working from home. Our priority, throughout, has been the safety of our team.
We have now been working successfully at home for some time, with the entire team committed to delivering the best possible games. With that in mind it rests with me to make the unfortunate announcement that Little Hope will be delayed past the Summer release already announced, now targeting Fall 2020.
Our priority has been to keep people safe, and that includes actors and stage crews on whose talents we depend so heavily, other workforces external to our business who all help to create the games we make, and all the talented people that work within our studio. We will continue to follow government and industry body advice and will only embark on any element of development when such advice tells us that it is safe to do so.
The game will be coming to PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC.
The follow up to last year’s The Dark Pictures: Man of Medan, Little Hope is a thematically similar horror game, but its story is unrelated as part of an anthology style series. They’re tied together by The Curator, voiced by Pip Torrens to introduce each story, witness the player’s progress and maybe give a hint or two.
Little Hope takes you from the South Pacific to the titular abandoned town, trapping four college students and their professor amidst impenetrable fog and tormenting them with nightmarish visions. The game won’t have you simply trying to escape, but understand the meaning of these events and try to connect them together, seemingly you’ll be hopping back and forth between time periods to do so.
Hopefully the game will be out in time for Halloween, to give everyone a nice little fright at the spookiest time of year.