Supermassive Games' next horror adventure, Little Hope, was originally slated for the summer window, but it's been pushed back to fall. In a letter to fans, CEO Pete Samuels explained the delay, saying the pandemic has caused some slowdowns to ensure the team's safety.
No firm launch date has yet been given, but then it never was in the first place anyway. You can read the full statement below.
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. Sincethe 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 that it is safe to do so.
Little Hope takes place in Massachusetts and reveals a centuries-spanning story of New England witchcraft. If you ask us, it's a much better fit for the fall window anyway. Litte Hope is the second game in The Dark Pictures anthology of horror games from the creators of Until Dawn. It follows the lukewarmly-received Man of Medan as the second in an initial three-game deal the studio has with publisher Bandai Namco. Each game tells its own story, though some crossover is expected from fans.