Inside sources state that The Quarry from Supermassive Games and another title were originally developed for Google Stadia.
Super Tough Games’ the quarry is a spiritual successor to one of the most positively received games, Until sunrise† Besides being described as spiritual successor to the latter, the quarry takes inspiration from teen slasher movies and other horror movies. Like the studio’s claim to fame, the quarry is a cinematic horror adventure game with the same branching choice story, all dictated by the player’s decisions. It essentially gives fans a playable horror movie, where the right choices can keep every character alive, while bad ones cause everyone to die.
This cinematic presentation style makes for a game that is arguably more fun to watch than to play, especially when you take into account the quarry‘s multiple ending variations, with nearly 200 available to find. This is compounded by the game’s upcoming online multiplayer mode, which will allow those who participate in the game to vote on the crucial decisions. While the game came out on most consoles and PC, the game could have had a completely different launch platform: the Google Stadia.
According to sources close to the project, two games were originally developed for Google’s Stadia console, with the quarry be one of them. These projects were intended to take advantage of the game’s cloud technology and would draw players to the streaming service the console offered. These plans most likely failed when Google announced a downsizing of Stadia and its gaming-focused business in 2021.
Although Supermassive Games and Google announced a partnership in 2020, neither company had revealed any games during that time. When the quarry First announced earlier this year, Supermassive Games revealed it was partnering with Take Two Interactive for publishing duties. The sources state that Supermassive Games was looking for a publisher to help pick up the project as it was nearing completion, and a representative from Take Two stated that the company was happy to help get the project out the door.
The other game being developed for Stadia was a game known as High in life† This was a game developed by Squanch Games, featuring Rick and Morty co-creator Justin Roiland is the leader of the project. It was unveiled last week at Microsoft and Bethesda’s 2022 showcase, a much more comedic take on the FPS genre, and it’s set to hit Xbox consoles and PC next year.
the quarry is currently available on PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S.
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