Supermassive confirmed today that Man of Medan and the entirety of the Dark Pictures Anthology will include multiplayer. This news was announced today on the PlayStation Blog by Pete Samuels who is Series Director and Executive Producer of the Dark Pictures Anthology.

A screenshot of what multiplayer will look like.

The game will support two type of multiplayer modes which are Shared Story mode and Movie Night Mode. Shared Story mode will be played online and Movie Night mode will be reminiscent of couch co-op. Samuels explains it in greater detail below:

First up, some details. We’ve announced two multiplayer modes for The Dark Pictures Anthology — Shared Story mode and Movie Night mode. In Shared Story you’ll play online with a friend, making choices that affect both of you. We really hope you enjoy the intensity of experiencing the story with a friend… and that you are still friends after!

In Movie night mode, five people (you and up to four of your friends) can play couch co-op. Each player can enter their name and choose which character (or characters) to play, then simply pass the pad whenever that character is the focus of the game. You can explore, react, and make decisions to keep your character alive and stay in the game. When prompted, simply pass the controller onto the next player so that they can continue with their character. Periodically, the game will present a summary of how each player has played. We were so impressed by the innovative and collaborative ways people played Until Dawn together that we created this feature to help facilitate that way of playing.

Sounds interesting. Dark Pictures Anthology was announced last year as a series of standalone cinematic horror games. The first game, Man of Medan follows a group of American tourists travelling to the South Pacific Ocean who soon find themselves on a sunken ship. Releasing August 30th on PS4, Xbox One and PC.

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