Since it was announced last year, Daylight has been one of the more interesting games coming to the PS4. The procedurally generated survival horror game was originally slated to hit the PS4 and PC on April 8, but now the developers have pushed that date back by just a bit.
Zombie Studios announced today that Daylight will now hit the PS4 and PC on April 29. The three week delay will help the team make sure the game is scary as can be. The game's publisher - Atlus - said just as much in a statement released to Destructoid:
"Here's the thing: the way Daylight is developed is completely different because of its procedural generation. In a lot of ways it really helped the team by streamlining the environment creation, but it's taken extra time to make sure all the scare cues are properly implemented for maximum player effect."
If that made no sense to you, you have obviously not been following Daylight. The game's environments are procedurally generated so that players will never have the same experience twice, but the developers have to make sure that the scares are frequent enough to not bore the player either. That alone must add extra challenge as most horror games rely on scripted events. When the scares can come at anytime, the development team has to make sure there's a balance between frequent scares while not overstaying their welcome.
Perhaps feeling bad about the delay, Zombie Studios has put together a new trailer to make up for it. Check it out:
If you're interested in Daylight, the game will be available for $10 until launch. Once it does launch, the price will go up to $12.99 for a time and then it will increase to the full price of $14.99 once the promotional period ends. For PlayStation Plus members, the price will remain at $10.
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