Ever wondered what it would be like to find yourself stranded on an isolated North Sea oil rig, with nothing but a mysterious horror lurking on the brink of reality? Well, you’re in luck because there’s a game specifically designed for that experience. Allow us to introduce you to Still Wakes the Deep, a thrilling new game from The Chinese Room, known for their critically acclaimed titles such as Everyone’s Gone to the Rapture and Dear Esther. In this game, players will be transported to the Beira D oil rig off the Scottish coast in 1975.
Still Wakes the Deep is a first-person horror adventure with a strong focus on narrative. As an off-shore oil rig worker who suddenly becomes isolated from the rest of the world, you’ll need to navigate through flooded corridors and storm-lashed outer decks, using your running, climbing, and swimming skills. Your ultimate goal is to survive and escape the unimaginable otherworldly forces that have invaded the rig.
The newly released gameplay trailer for Still Wakes the Deep introduces us to the game’s atmosphere and setting. The protagonist is seen exploring the ruined walkways of the oil rig, which are gradually crumbling into the turbulent sea. The presence of a swirling tendril-like entity emerging from beneath the waves hints at the eerie and unstable environment. The trailer then transitions to showcase the protagonist’s struggle within the dimly lit and water-logged interior of the rig, desperately trying to avoid a menacing, unseen creature. The scene ends with a dramatic slam of a trapdoor, leaving us with a sense of anticipation and mystery.
Stay tuned for more updates and gameplay footage of Still Wakes the Deep as the game approaches its release on PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, PC (via Steam and the Epic Games Store), and Game Pass in the early months of next year.