Today, Gun Interactive—the multimedia development firm behind the upcoming asymmetrical-horror adaptation of The Texas Chain Saw Massacre—is pleased to announce that the game will launch on August 18th, 2023, in recognition of the infamous date upon which the events of the original 1974 film took place. As well, the official technical playtest for The Texas Chain Saw Massacre is set to occur on May 25th, 2023, marking the first opportunity for fans to experience the terror and brutal intensity that first shocked audiences almost fifty years ago. Check out the announcement trailer below!
The best way for fans to stay informed on the technical test is to add the game to their wishlists on Steam and to follow The Texas Chain Saw Massacre on social channels (Reddit, Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook). Eligibility for the test will be limited, but further details and instructions will be shared in the coming weeks. The Texas Chain Saw Massacre will debut in full on August 18th, 2023 for PC, PlayStation® 5 (PS5™) & PlayStation® 4 (PS4™), Xbox Series X|S, and Xbox One, and will launch into Game Pass on Xbox and PC.
The Texas Chain Saw Massacre video game takes place in the months leading up to the events of the original 1974 film, and features authentic recreations of the locations, characters, and imagery of the source material. Players control either the Victims or members of the Slaughter Family—including the infamous Leatherface—in a vicious game of 3v4 cat-and-mouse that takes the tension and suspense of the film and repurposes it into thrilling, competitive action. The Victims and the Slaughter Family must both utilize their unique abilities to come out on top, as the former use stealth and smarts to escape their fearsome tormentors, while each member of the Slaughter Family wields brutal and murderous attacks to hunt their prey.
The Texas Chain Saw Massacre features an entirely new soundtrack overseen by composer and lead sound designer Ross Tregenza that channels Wayne Bell’s trailblazing sound design for the 1974 film, as well as an additional album, Remains, featuring music written and performed by Jim Bonney and Gun CEO and President Wes Keltner. For more information, visit The Community Hub at the official The Texas Chain Saw Massacre Website, and join the conversation at the Gun Interactive Discord.