Daylight will be coming to Windows PCs and PS4s this April. The announcement came in an IGN walkthrough video posted yesterday with Zombie Studios’ Director, Jared Gerritzen, making the faithful announcement while narrating the gameplay. It’s uncertain if the comment was intentional or a slip-up.
Previously, the game was only slated for an “early 2014” release. Daylight’s premise follows a familiar horror convention–you awake in an abandoned hospital with no recollection of how you got there. All you have is a dying smartphone to light the way and its compass to navigate through the hospital’s twisted hallways. The game only lasts as long as your battery does, which is typically around 45 minutes. Levels are “procedurally generated”, so scares, puzzles, and levels will be different with each playthrough. You’ll also have to deal with the ghosts and untold horrors that stalk you in the dark. There’s no way to fight—just run.
“Different players will have a totally different experience. You’re essentially a rat in a cage, but the cage is an asylum and it’s scary as hell. You need to find your way out, and each time you do it it’s completely different,” Jared Gerritzen said in an interview with IGN.
The game is powered by Unreal Engine 4 and will likely cost $20 or less when it hits the virtual store shelves. Zombie Studios expects to support Daylight after it’s release by putting out additional content, and possibly release the game to other systems.