I am a huge Psychological Horror fan, and in my opinion, there is no better medium than Videogames to actually deliver the best experiences in that genre, with games like Silent Hill 2, Condemned and even to an extent, Resident Evil 7 benefiting from a level of interactivity only afforded by our beloved medium.
Which is why, Dark Fracture quickly caught our eye as soon as we saw it, and it turns out the game will be coming to not only the PC, PS4 and Xbox One, but the next generation of consoles as well, namely the PS5 and Xbox Series X.
Dark Fracture takes place in the late 90’s, where players take on the role of Edward, who is dealing with crippling personal issues. His only solace lies within his medications and his house. However, his situation takes an even darker turn, when his house transforms into a labyrinth of horror, taunting Edward and players alike with visions that may or may not be just a figment of their imagination.
The game itself is first person in nature, something that fans of games like Layers of Fear, Amnesia and more will be familiar with. As such, it also supports the hallmark mechanics of this sort of genre, letting you interact with the game’s world in a physicalised manner as you use objects to solve puzzles and progress.
What really sets it apart here however, is the fact that you can use multiple tools at the same time, allowing you the possibilities of benefiting from unique combinations of items, that can help draw your path forward in unique ways. The game’s story will be non-linear as well, with your actions determining Edward’s fate.
The game is being made by a relatively new studio called Twisted II, who formed sometimes in 2019 with a goal to create “high-quality horror video games that will do justice to the genre.” Dark Fracture will be available via early access in February next year, before releasing sometimes in 2022 for the PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X.