Still Wakes the Deep trailers, gameplay & platforms

Still Wakes the Deep trailers, gameplay & platforms
Images via The Chinese Room

Written by 

Tarran Stockton


26th Oct 2023 10:21


We've got all the information you need about the upcoming narrative horror game Still Wakes the Deep, including trailers, gameplay, and the platforms you'll be able to play it on.

Still Wakes the Deep is the latest project by The Chinese Room, the developers of Dear Esther, who helped popularise the walking simulator genre in the 2010s. These are typically characterised by a strong narrative focus, few mechanics, and a short length. 

Not much is known about the game other than the fact that it's due out at some point in 2024, but we'll cover all the details we do know below. Read on for a breakdown of the Still Wakes the Deep trailers, gameplay, and platforms.

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Still Wakes the Deep trailers

The first trailer for Still Wakes the Deep was shared during the Xbox Games Showcase in June 2023.

It was primarily an announcement trailer, setting up the concept and feel of the game. It featured a few in-engine scenes, along with some smalls bits that looked like gameplay.

Since then, a documentary-style 'world building' trailer has been shared, which features footage from the game as well as interviews with the developers.

The most recent showing for the game was the gameplay first look, which debuted at the Xbox Partner Preview on October 25th, 2023. 

It featured a short gameplay segment, showing the protagonist travelling under the oil rig, before heading back inside to a flooded area, where the game's monster can be heard following behind.

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Still Wakes the Deep gameplay & story

an image of a narrow corridor in Still Wakes the Deep
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Still Wakes the Deep is a first-person, narrative-driven horror game set during 1975 on an oil rig off the coast of Scotland, where disaster has suddenly struck, causing the rig to begin collapsing. 

You'll play one of the oil rig workers as you try to find a way to escape and search for survivors, dealing with the fatal conditions, your surroundings, and an unknowable horror that has found itself aboard.

The game won't feature any weapons or combat, meaning you'll likely need to focus on running and hiding if you have any encounters with the monster in the game. We don't know how linear it will be, but based on The Chinese Room's previous efforts, expect it to be fairly on-rails. 

Still Wakes the Deep platforms

an image of a recreation room in Still Wakes the Deep
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Still Wakes the Deep is confirmed for PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, and PC, where it can be purchased on Steam. The game will also be available on Xbox Game Pass on day one.

Keep visiting GGRecon to stay up-to-date on Still Wakes the Deep. Alternatively, learn more about the upcoming horror, open-world survival game Nightingale.

Tarran is a Senior Guides Writer at GGRecon. He previously wrote reviews for his college newspaper before studying Media and Communication at university. His favourite genres include role-playing games, strategy games, and boomer shooters - along with anything indie. You can also find him in the pit at local hardcore shows.

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