Surprisingly, Narrative Horror The Quarry on PS5 and PS4 will have 186 endings

Surprisingly, Narrative Horror The Quarry on PS5 and PS4 will have 186 endings

“We write it like a movie screenplay,” director Will Byles explained. “Actors are used to a 100-page script [on a movie], the script for this is over 1,000 pages. They can get very alarmed. We have to shoot 50 pages a day, which is unheard of. It’s a mad amount of footage.” As you’d expect, there’s a lot of repetition of similar scenes, to account for all the gameplay permutations.

Because there are a whooping 186 endings in the new teen horror The Quarry, we seriously hope there isn’t a Trophy for seeing them all. No, one-hundred-and-eighty-six isn’t a typo. In an interview with IGN, Supermassive Games discussed how it was able to squeeze so many conclusions into the game.

Highlights

  • “We worked out 186 different endings for those characters, not just alive or dead – the stories that they have on the way through are massively varied. Branches really are a mathematical nightmare. It’s just exponential.” We’re going to assume that the endings number is padded by minor permutations – like a character wearing a hat in one conclusion and not in another – but there will be big differences as well. For example, the title will account for the relationships formed between characters, and the impact they have on the outcome. “We really like the idea of giving you context, so you can have the exact same conversation, but know that that person has just killed someone and the context changes everything,” Byles continued. Super cool!