British development studio Supermassive Games are very happy with the success of PS4 exclusive Until Dawn. The dev says that sales have "surpassed expectations" and that discussions are ongoing about the potential sequel, which may or may not be a horror title.
"It's definitely surpassed expectations, reports of significant retail outlets running out of stock during the first weeks after release kind of supports that," said Supermassive executive producer Pete Samuels in an interview with PlayStation Lifestyle.
Until Dawn won acclaim for its approach to the "cabin in the woods" horror genre, allowing players to make choices throughout the game which could kill or save any player. It's possible for a play-through of the game to result in all the character's surviving, or all of them dying.
"We do talk internally about what Until Dawn 2 could be, as it clearly can't be a sequel in the traditional sense, with the same characters facing the same threat – not least of which because in different stories some or all of them are already dead. We've investigated other ways we could do Until Dawn 2, but it probably is a little early to be discussing that," said Samuels.
Samuels also revealed that the follow-up may not be a horror game, but could use the same core gameplay principle to explore something else. "You should expect the team to build on what we've done with Until Dawn, whether it's in horror or in other genres. We're already working on one thing that does that, whilst exploring other avenues for our other teams in anticipation of them finishing their current projects."
Until Dawn debuted second in the UK charts, but those figures don't include digital downloads, which make up for an increasingly bigger portion of video game sales.