Texas Chain Saw Massacre Gets Release Date and Technical Test

Texas Chain Saw Massacre will launch later this year, and is getting a technical test.


Asymmetrical multiplayer horror game Texas Chain Saw Massacre finally has a release date. The game will release for PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and PC on August 18, 2023. It will launch on Xbox Game Pass (for console and PC) on day one, as well.

Publisher Gun Interactive announced this via a new trailer.

While August might seem far away, a technical test for Texas Chain Saw Massacre will go live on May 25, allowing you to dive in a little early, hopefully holding you over for the full release.

Texas Chain Saw Massacre is based on the 1974 film and will be similar to the Friday the 13th game in that it's an asymmetrical multiplayer horror experience where one team plays a group of "victims" trying to escape a murderous situation. However, unlike Friday The 13th, which used just one killer, Texas Chain Saw Massacre is played in 4v3, with the victims having the advantage by numbers, but the Slaughter family, including the iconic Leatherface, the Hitchhiker, the Cook, and two new villains created by Gun, will even the odds with an assortment of traps and weapons--we bet you can already guess one of them.

Texas Chain Saw Massacre aims to be as authentic as possible. "Authenticity is a vital part of what we do here at Gun," reads an excerpt from the game's description. "But that authenticity runs deeper than just Hero Art. For The Texas Chain Saw Massacre, we didn’t just recreate locations and characters; we recreated a whole time and place in Texas."

Sumo Digital is leading the development of this game. The team is best known for working on LittleBigPlanet 3 and Crackdown 3.

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