The director of summer hit 'The Quarry' as well as the 2015 hit 'Until Dawn' has confirmed he is in the early stages of development for his next game.

Speaking to VGC, Supermassive studio director Will Byles says his next game will be another full-scale narrative in the horror genre.

'The Quarry' and 'Until Dawn' has enjoyed strong reviews and sales thanks to their in-depth exploration of characters, and Byles says he fully plans to bring that philosophy into his next project.

"I do like the luxury of being able to really explore characters and you get that with a longer story," he told VGC.

"It annoys some people, because they get bored with it, but I really like the fact you can go in-depth with the characters and explore relationships in a way that’s harder on a shorter story."

We will have to wait another bit for more concrete details on the next project from Supermassive, but Byles teased "I don’t know how far we can stretch the teen horror thing out further, because especially when we try to stir it up, the number of surprises you can add to that becomes limited."

"The 'Dark Pictures' games explores hundreds of variants of the horror genre. What we’re looking at now, and I can’t tell you exactly what it is, is a bit of a diversion away from that sort of standard, but it’s still very much classic horror."

Work has started on the new game, and Byles said it will be the same size as 'The Quarry' in terms of story and gameplay.

"We’ve started working on the next game," adding "I can’t really tell you very much at all about it, but we have started. Again, it’s the same sort of horror genre, we’re sticking to that. It’s equivalent in size to 'The Quarry' and that’s about as much as I can say without giving too much away."

Fans will have to wait a bit longer for the newest horror experience from Supermassive, with a 2025 or a possible 2026 release date floated for the next pulse-pounding adventure from Supermassive.

'The Quary' has been a massive hit for Supermassive, with the game becoming a word-of-mouth hit and our 4-star review calling it a "love letter to the horror genre."