Don’t Expect ‘Texas Chain Saw Massacre’ to be a Clone of ‘Friday the 13th’

by Rob Caprilozzi

Don’t expect the upcoming Texas Chain Saw Massacre game to be just a clone of Friday the 13th: The Game. Although they are developed by Gun Media, their CEO, Wes Keltner, recently took to the game website to discuss some differences between the two games.

“We never want to make the same game twice. You either innovate or imitate, and I don’t have to tell you which one makes for a better game. Everyone at Gun prefers to innovate and push the genre forward. How do you do this? Well, when it came to the design of Texas, we knew that 3vs4 was different. All the mechanics and features are built around this fundamental rethinking of asymmetrical multiplayer. Additionally, when you look at the ‘74 film, you’ll note there’s an entire family to deal with, not just Leatherface. So, it felt natural to have three killers chasing victims.”

In addition to adding more killers, Gun Media is really ramping up the gameplay and levels.

“We love a good challenge, and there are massive amounts of balance required to make three killers feel and play uniquely, while still providing exciting gameplay. When you have three killers and four victims running around a gamespace, you spend a lot of time on level design. Creating shadows and items to hide behind, mixtures of open rooms to move slowly through, while hallways become natural choke points that players can move quickly through to find the next hiding spot. With three killers chasing you around, it can be overwhelming. It was also our responsibility to assure that each level creates exciting moments drenched in terror, but ample spots to catch a reprieve and make your next move.”

While no release date has been announced just yet, horror fans should expect more information and videos arriving over the next few months. Keep it locked to Horror News Network for more on The Texas Chainsaw Massacre.

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