Additional reporting by Andy Robinson.
A new Supermassive games trademark has been discovered which indicates that the studio isn’t exclusively working on its Dark Pictures anthology.
Named “The Quarry”, the trademark covers Supermassive to use the title across games software, entertainment services and computer programming services, all but confirming that Supermassive intends to use it for a new game.
VGC’s own sources have been able to corroborate the listing and suggested that ‘The Quarry’ will be published by 2K. A release is planned for later this year, they said.
2K was not immediately available for comment.
Earlier this month we reported that Supermassive had registered five new logos and titles for unannounced games in the Dark Pictures series.
The titles were:
- The Dark Pictures: Directive 8020
- The Dark Pictures: The Craven Man
- The Dark Pictures: Intercession
- The Dark Pictures: Winterfold
- The Dark Pictures Presents O Death
The games are still currently unannounced.
Last year, Danish entertainment company Nordisk acquired a 30.7% stake in The Dark Pictures and Until Dawn studio.
Copenhagen, Denmark-based Nordisk Games now holds investments in multiple European games companies including full ownership of Just Cause and Mad Max developer Avalanche Studios, and part-ownership of Call of the Sea publisher Raw Fury and Metroid: Samus Returns studio MercurySteam.
Supermassive Games was the ninth addition to the portfolio and is Nordisk Games’ first investment in the UK.
“We are delighted to have Nordisk Games alongside Supermassive for what we are sure will be very exciting times ahead,” said Supermassive CEO Pete Samuels in a prepared statement at the time of the acquisition.
“From the moment Joe and I met with Martin (Walfisz) and Mikkel (Weider), we were convinced that Nordisk would be great partners for us, and we feel privileged to welcome Nordisk Games’ expertise to our Board.”