Many horror games are solitary affairs — a little odd when horror movies are frequently shared experiences. Why not make games which play off the social side of fear? Question is trying just that. The group of BioShock and Dishonored alumni has unveiled The Blackout Club, a co-op horror title where survival depends on working as a team. You play as a group of teens who’ve uncovered a terrifying conspiracy in a small town, and they can only see the villains’ central “boogeyman” by closing their eyes (part of the reason for the “blackout” in the name). If your group is going to live, everyone will need to keep watch — you may save a friend who doesn’t realize they’re in danger.
With industry veterans including the Creative Director and Lead Writer of BioShock 2, the Senior Gameplay Programmer of Dishonored, and the Lead Effects Artist for BioShock Infinite, The Blackout Club is sure to bring the fear in Q1 2019 on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.