The Texas Chain Saw Massacre Release Date Revs Up In August

Are you ready to flee for your life while Leatherface chases you with a chainsaw? The Texas Chain Saw Massacre launches across PC and consoles in August.

Published: March 16, 2023 10:42 AM /


A killer silhouetted by a window while a survivor hides in The Texas Chain Saw Massacre

Sumo Digital and publisher Gun Interactive have revealed that upcoming asymmetrical horror multiplayer game The Texas Chain Saw Massacre launches across PC and consoles on August 18th. The game will also be available on Xbox Game Pass on day one for both console and PC, and as if that wasn't enough, there's a technical test coming in May too.

The two studios announced the release date with a rather disturbing new trailer that plays up the game's proximity to the original movie. In the trailer, various killers can be seen slashing survivors and attacking them, and, of course, we also see Leatherface taking his signature chainsaw to a survivor as well. You can check out the trailer, courtesy of IGN, right here. Be warned: it's not for the faint of heart.

If you want to try out The Texas Chain Saw Massacre before it launches, then there's a technical test on the way, which starts on May 25th. You can either wishlist the game on Steam or check out the official social media channels for more details about eligibility, which will be revealed in the coming weeks.

Gameplay-wise, The Texas Chain Saw Massacre is not dissimilar to Dead by Daylight, another asymmetrical horror game featuring iconic killers (although we're not sure there's a Leatherface dating sim on the way anytime soon). You'll either play as a victim or a member of the Slaughter Family, and it's your job either to find the tools you need to free yourself or to hunt down and kill all victims respectively.

The Texas Chain Saw Massacre launches for PC, PlayStation consoles, and Xbox platforms on August 18th. If you're an Xbox Game Pass subscriber, you'll get to play this one on day one as part of your subscription on both console and PC. Stay tuned to TechRaptor for more info.

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