“Looks no damn different, what a waste”: Until Dawn Remake Hasn’t Won Any Fans During First Look at State of Play, and it’s Easy to See Why

Was this really a waste of time?

Until Dawn Remake

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  • Among many announcements at the State of Play was a remake of Until Dawn, released almost a decade ago.
  • The game is built on the Unreal Engine 5 game engine and is expected to offer a high-level experience in terms of graphics and gameplay.
  • The game's gameplay trailer shown at the State of Play has caused criticism from fans and they are disappointed.
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Sony’s highly anticipated State of Play May 2024 presentation went air a while ago, and this broadcast featured many exciting announcements. Among the highlights was the reveal of the PC version of God of War Ragnarök, alongside the debut of a gameplay trailer for the remaster of Until Dawn.

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The game is being developed by Ballistic Moon instead of Supermassive Games, the developer studio of the original game released in 2015. However, the latest gameplay trailer released by the studio during the event received harsh criticism, leading fans to question the game’s future and potential

Until Dawn Remake Gets Gameplay Trailer at State of Play, but It Doesn’t Satisfy Fans

The trailer released for the Until Dawn remake angered the players
The gameplay trailer released for the Until Dawn remake angered the fans.

Among Sony’s many announcements at the broadcast was a remake of Until Dawn, released almost a decade ago. This is an enhanced version of the original game being developed for PC and PS5 platforms. Since it’s rebuilt on the Unreal Engine 5 game engine, it’s expected to offer a high-level experience in terms of graphics and gameplay.

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Ballistic Moon claims that the game offers new and improved animations by using Unreal Engine 5 to the fullest. It’s also said to offer a more advanced cinematic horror experience thanks to upgraded characters, environments, and VFX.

Well, things did not go as expected at Sony’s State of Play May 2024 presentation. The nearly two-minute gameplay trailer of the Until Dawn remake angered the people who were eagerly waiting for the game, resulting in the developer-facing harsh criticism from angry fans.

What angry fans had in common was that the game failed to keep on its initial promise of a graphical leap forward, because in their opinion, this version looked no different from the original and was a complete waste of time. Even though it is said everywhere that the game has been rebuilt on Unreal Engine 5.

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There is a widespread belief that the game fails to deliver on its promise of current graphical upgrades, with a lot of criticism that the characters look strange. Fans are particularly focused on Emily, expressing their dissatisfaction that she looks incomplete and, most importantly, weird.

Can Until Dawn Remake Fix Things Considering the Criticism?

Until Dawn will be released for PC and PS5 later this year.
Until Dawn will be released for PC and PS5 later this year.

Although the game will be released this year, an exact release date has not been announced yet, which means we probably have a few months ahead of us. This may be enough time for Ballistic Moon to consider fans’ criticism and address major issues, at least on the graphics side.

Besides that, efforts persist within the film industry to adapt powerful brands from the gaming world. Until Dawn is also among the games that will be adapted into a movie, and although there is no clear date yet, the movie inspired by it is expected to be released later.

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Until Dawn - Gameplay Trailer | PS5 & PC Games

The newly announced film adaptation of Until Dawn from PlayStation Productions and Sony’s Screen Gems will be directed by David F. Sandberg. The screenplay will be written by Gary Dauberman, who worked on It: Chapter Two and The Nun series, and Blair Butler, known for The Invitation.

Do you think the remake would be any good as the original? Let us know in the comments below!

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Written by Tunahan Karakis

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Tunahan is an author who entered the gaming world at a young age and loves to share what he has learned with his readers. He is an enthusiast of GTA, FIFA (EA FC), Uncharted, and The Last of Us.