The next game from Question is a co-op horror for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.
The Blackout Club, which is due out during the first quarter of 2019, follows a group of teens who discover they’ve all been temporarily losing consciousness and waking up in strange places with no memory of what they have done. Sounds like a regular night out in Croydon, then.
The teens band together to try to work out what’s going on, and discover tunnels that lead to an underworld filled with weird music and even weirder adults.
Here’s the official blurb:
- To save their community and themselves, the teens will need to capture the conspiracy on camera and prove its existence to the world. Up to four players will sneak out of their homes and go on surveillance missions filled with procedurally-generated elements including variable objectives, enemy encounters, loot drops, and more.
- Every night will be a different adventure as the team seeks out additional clues and explores new parts of their neighbourhood and its ominous underbelly. The club must trust no one as they get closer to finding out what happened to their missing friend – and the cause of their uncontrollable blackouts.
- Surviving the dangers of night will require intelligence, improvisation, and skill. Sleepwalking adults that could be their neighbours or relatives now seek to drag them underground. Players must create and coordinate diversions and use other tactics to break the enemy’s vice-like grip. The last player left standing must avoid attracting the attention of an even more dangerous entity – one that pursues its prey relentlessly – one that can’t be seen with open eyes…
- Player characters will be customisable with a variety of powers and equipment loadouts. Every member of the group will play a distinct role and utilise devices like drones or deployable traps to outwit their foes and gather evidence of their crimes. When the mission is complete, players will head back to the hideout, where they can level up and acquire new abilities for use on future outings.
And here’s the teaser trailer:
Question was co-founded by Jordan Thomas, the creative director of BioShock 2. Its first game, The Magic Circle came out in July 2015 and met with a positive reception.