games / News

Texas Chain Saw Massacre Game Will Feature New Killers In the Family

December 17, 2021 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas
The Texas Chain Saw Massacre game

The new Texas Chain Saw Massacre game will feature some new family members from Leatherface’s clan. Gun Interactive creative director Ronnie Hobbs discussed the game on the game’s official site and said that there will be other family members, including The Cook, the Hitchhiker, and other characters that are newly-created.

“Texas is all about family,” Hobbs said. “The Cook, the Hitchhiker, and Leatherface all have specific jobs to do and roles to play. Without each other, the family simply couldn’t exist and operate efficiently for very long. So when it comes to creating a multiplayer horror experience based on this film, we knew the family dynamic had to be a top priority. How they interact, how they work together, and how they all have specific strengths and weaknesses would be the basis of the killer experience.”

He continued, “Of course, it was quickly apparent that we would need additional family members in order to create the type of team-based multiplayer experience we were after. As interesting as The Cook, Hitchhiker, and Leatherface are, three killers simply wouldn’t be enough to sustain the game for long periods of time. We needed more. Luckily, (Chainsaw co-creator) Kim Henkel came through again to help us solve this issue. Kim had several ideas for additional characters that never made it into the 1974 film, but ultimately he allowed us to create new Slaughter family members on our own. This level of trust meant the world to me. I knew each new family member had to be unique and memorable, while at the same time looking like they belonged. To put it simply, they needed to stand out, but not in a negative way. While I can’t discuss specific character details, I can say a considerable amount of time and work went into crafting each of the new killers. Each one took well over a year from start to finish, and it’s an aspect of the game that myself and the team is quite proud of.”

The game is an asymmetrical multiplayer horror game that will be released for PC and ninth generation gaming consoles, and was announced at The Game Awards.