What happened in Roswell, New Mexico in the summer of 1947? The official explanation is that a high-altitude balloon used in research by the US Army Air Forces crashed into the desert, but ask any conspiracy theorist, and they’ll tell you what “really” happened. The story goes that it wasn’t a balloon that crashed into the desert at all, but rather, a UFO piloted by extraterrestrial beings. The upcoming horror game The Peterson Case subscribes to the latter theory.
Developers Quarter Circle Games have released a new trailer for The Peterson Case, which has been in development for years for PC, PS4, and Xbox One. While we still don’t have a release date, the new trailer does seem to indicate that development on the game is progressing quite well, and it seems to be taking inspiration from some recent horror gaming hits.
Check out the trailer for The Peterson Case right here:
The Peterson Case is set shortly after the Roswell crash, and puts players in the role of Detective Franklin Reinhardt. Reinhardt is investigating a house located near the Roswell incident, where all the family members have disappeared. As he explores the house, Reinhardt will encounter strange and disturbing images, and will also be transported to other points in time, including the trenches of World War II.
As can be seen in the trailer, The Peterson Case draws inspiration from recent horror games like Outlast and P.T., the playable teaser that was meant to lead into the cancelled Silent Hills. However, The Peterson Case will try to differentiate itself from similar first-person horror games by combining its suspenseful narrative with engaging puzzles, which the studio says is rare for the genre.
Whether or not Quarter Circle Games can meet its goals with The Peterson Case remains to be seen, but if the trailer is any indication, the game has a lot of potential to become one of our most anticipated horror games. Here’s hoping it lives up to the hype and delivers the unique sci-fi/horror experience Quarter Circle Games is promising.
The Peterson Case is in development for PC, PS4, and Xbox One.