At the DICE summit in Las Vegas, Blacklight: Retribution developer Zombie Studios announced a new horror title, Daylight. The game, built on Unreal Engine 4, will be a first person survival horror game with procedurally-generated environments in which the player takes on the role of a woman who finds herself alone in an abandoned building. The story is being written by former G4TV hostess Jessica Chobot, who recently did voice work as Diana Allers in Mass Effect 3.
Daylight’s story is up to the player according to creative director Jared Gerritzen. “The player doesn’t have a name. We don’t give any backstory on the player. She literally just wakes up and you need to find your way through, but there’s a lot of story elements,” he stated, “Different players will have a totally different experience. You’re essentially a rat in a cage, but the cage is an asylum and it’s scary as hell. You need to find your way out, and each time you do it it’s completely different.”
Gerritzen explained that Zombie will be taking an episodic approach to future Daylight content. “After we release Daylight, it’s going to be considered Chapter 1,” he said. “And Chapter 2 and more chapters will come out, and each chapter will not be a reboot or anything. It’ll just be more systems that get added to the bucket and more story elements and all that.”
Daylight will be released on Steam in 2013, and will retail for $19.99.