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Deck13 Moving On To Another New IP Following The Surge 2

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Deck13, the development team behind Lords of the Fallen, has plans to work on a new IP once its current work on The Surge 2 is complete.

The revelation comes from Focus Home Interactive’s annual What’s Next Le Focus event in Paris. However, no details about the project have yet been made public.

Nevertheless, Italian outlet multiplayer.it claims that a poster at the showcase teases a first look at what could be key art. The image is confusing, possibly representing a creature blending fantasy and sci-fi aesthetics, with bestial teeth embedded in a mechanical skull being the only clearly identifiable artefacts.

While the image could be a hint towards The Surge 2, its appearance alongside a range of other currently unannounced titles—including DONTNOD’s new project—raises the likelihood of it being the new IP.

Meanwhile, The Surge 2 is reportedly set to arrive within a few months, though neither Deck13 nor Focus Home has yet locked a date down. Unlike its predecessor, this sequel takes place in a city, with verticality reportedly being one of the key tenets of the level design.

The Surge 2 is expected to launch on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.

OnlySP’s Dylan Warman reviewed The Surge on its release back in 2017, scoring it as a Credit while praising the atmosphere and combat in particular.

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Layers of Fear 2 Launching Late Next Month

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Layers of Fear 2 has been talked about for a while now and is finally coming late next month.

Announced today by publisher Gun Media, the sequel to the psychological romp through artistic ego Layers of Fear is set to launch May 28 for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.

Gameplay-wise, the sequel looks to cover similar ground as its predecessor. As a first-person psychological horror with “an emphasis on exploration and story,” players meander through heavily-scripted set-pieces while solving puzzles and being scared a whole lot.

Layers of Fear 2, though, will be swapping the paintbrush for the dizzying heights of Hollywood. According to the game’s Steam synopsis, players “control a Hollywood actor who heeds the call of an enigmatic director to take on the lead role in a film shot aboard an ocean liner.”

Stifled by their own acting ambitions, the protagonist finds themselves alone and marooned on an increasingly nightmarish boat. The game’s unnamed protagonist must navigate their own past and the challenges the director sets them to unlock the secret to not just the film they are starring in, but their own motivations.

The original Layers of Fear was a captivating take on modern, story-driven horror, so the sequel’s inventive premise and greater scope are welcomed. While the sequel is embarking to a radically different setting, the title looks likely to recapture the original’s claustrophobic, atmospheric level design.

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