TeamKill Media, the developers behind 2019’s Kings of Lorn: The Fall of Ebris, announced their upcoming cosmic horror title Quantum Error way back in April of this year. At the time of the announcement, it was a PlayStation exclusive title, on its way to both PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5.
Times change, however, and now the game is also headed to Microsoft’s Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S, meaning the title will no longer be a PlayStation exclusive. The announcement accompanied a new video, one that shows just how menacing bright green squares can be.
Curiously, the announcement did not mention the Xbox One, even though the game was originally slated for both this console generation and the next one. This doesn’t necessarily mean anything. They could still verify an Xbox One release, or maybe this generation is now off the table entirely? We’ll have to wait and see.
On the surface, Quantum Error is about fighting fires and saving lives. The player is put into the shoes of firefighter Jacob Thomas, who finds himself charging into a burning building to find survivors. This isn’t just any ordinary building, however. This is the Monad Quantum Research Facility, and the entity that attacked it seems horrific, in a very cosmic way.
Of course, the announcement trailer released earlier this year gave a glimpse into the game’s premise and any fan of cosmic horror should be shaking with anticipation.
There are plenty of games that take place among the cosmos, and there’s certainly no shortage of horror games, but cosmic horror breeds scenarios that are ideal for video games. If you need proof, look no further than 2019, which saw an abundance of cosmic horror games, represented in all sorts of different genres.
Even the master of cosmic horror himself, H.P. Lovecraft, was officially represented with the survival horror game Call of Cthulhu. Yes, it received mixed reviews, but it was praised for its atmosphere, which is of the utmost importance.
There’s no official release date yet for Quantum Error, but we’ll be certain to let you know when that changes. If last year proved anything, it’s that there’s definitely a market for cosmic horror, so there’s bound to be a good portion of gamers chomping at the bit for more.
You better believe I’m going to be pre-loading this thing as soon as I can. Any fellow cosmic horror nerds should feel free to geek out in the comments and we can all plan a big meetup at R’lyeh.