Fans of the Dark Pictures Anthology might be in for a next-gen treat.
Both Man of Medan and Little Hope have received PEGI ratings for native PS5 versions, indicating that they might be enhanced for Sony’s next-gen console soon. Xbox Series owners probably won’t be missing out, either: Little Hope has just been rated for Microsoft’s next-gen console duo, too, and Man of Medan is likely to follow.
Curiously, Man of Medan is listed as having today – 16th September – as a release date for PS5. Little Hope is listed as 16th September 2020, which we assume is a typo, since neither Little Hope or the PS5/Xbox Series X consoles were even out at all on that date.
Those familiar with the series will know that the latest entry, House of Ashes, already has a next-gen version. And the next entry into the Dark Pictures Anthology, The Devil in Me, will release on PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S and PC later this year. And so it seems logical for Supermassive Games and Bandai Namco to go back and update the first two games to bring them into line.
What should we expect of the next-gen versions of Man of Medan and Little Hope, should they be announced? We imagine higher fidelity visuals, reduced loading times and hopefully 60fps. DualSense support on PS5 would be nice, too. Until they’re officially announced, however, we’re in the dark.
Unfamiliar with The Dark Pictures Anthology? You can read our review of Man of Medan here, our review of Little Hope here, and our review of House of Ashes here. The gist, though, is that fans of cinematic horror experiences would be wise to check them out.