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Is The Quarry Cross-Platform?

Fans of "Until Dawn," "The Dark Pictures Anthology" and "Man of Medan" know that Supermassive Games makes visceral horror experiences that use popular film and television actors coupled with realistic graphics in order to give players an extremely cinematic experience. Now, a new title is on the way. "The Quarry" will feature the talents of David Arquette, Siobhan Williams, Skylar Gisondo, Ariel Winter, Brenda Song, Lance Henriksen, Ethan Suplee, and more in a story about a group of teenagers who get trapped at Camp Quarry after their trip was supposed to end. Then, things take a turn for the horrifying as murderous locals begin hunting the unwitting campers.

While the game seems primarily designed to be a single-player campaign, it will launch with some multiplayer functionality. According to the official website, players can "place your faith in up to 7 friends in online play where invited players watch along and vote on key decisions, creating a story shaped by the whole group! Or, play together in a party horror couch co-op experience where each player picks a counselor and controls their actions." This seems like an interesting take on a multiplayer experience and definitely lends itself to the movie-like experience that Supermassive Games seems to be going for, but what if some of the player's friends are on different consoles?

Cross-platform probably isn't coming

The official website for "The Quarry" states that the game is currently available for preorder on Steam, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S. Fans can get either the Standard Edition, which just includes the basic game, or a Deluxe Edition that includes instant access to a retry mechanic called Death Rewind, 80s-themed character outfits, "Gorefest Movie Mode," and Horror History visual filters.

Unfortunately, both versions of the game include a disclaimer at the bottom of the description stating that the online multiplayer functionality will not be available until after the game's main launch and that multiplayer functionality works "across the same PlayStation or Xbox generation only." So it seems that not only will PlayStation and Xbox players not be able to go through "The Quarry" campaign together, but players with different generations of the same platform won't get to play together, either. No mention is specifically made about PC, but it seems unlikely that players should be able to expect cross-platform between Steam players and console players, either.