The developers at Half Mermaid Productions have announced that the interactive horror trilogy, IMMORTALITY, will be delayed until August 30. 2022 to "ensure the experience is as polished as possible." Initially, the game was set to release on July 26, 2022, but has since been pushed back by creator Sam Barlow who stated
“It has taken decades for Marissa Marcel’s work to find the light of day, so we’re happy to spend a month more to ensure the experience is as polished as possible. We hope everyone anticipating the game will understand this necessary evil and continue to prepare to dig into the most complex mystery I have tried to answer yet: what happened to Marissa Marcel?”
Sam Barlow is best known for his titles, such as Telling Lies and Her Story, and it is said that this game is very similar to these previous titles. The gameplay is centered around players attempting to find clues as to what happened to Marissa Marcel, an actress who was only ever featured in three unreleased films. Players have gotten their hands on this unseen footage and will need to comb it for clues to solve the case of the mysterious disappearance of the actress.
IMMORTALITY features full-motion video (FMV) that players can use to start understanding what may have happened to Marcel. The game will have three total clips for the players to use, where they can pause the footage and click on people they believe may have the information they need to solve this case or an item that may have been involved. The game also features behind the scene footage for players to look through, as well as interviews. All of these elements come together to provide the player the means to figure out what took place, who was involved, and solve the who-done-it once and for all.
It has been mentioned that IMMORTALITY may be the most ambitious project Sam Barlow has ever taken on, making fans of the game even more thrilled about its release. The game will be released on PC and Xbox Series X.