South of Midnight is the next game from the We Happy Few developer

Posted on June 12, 2023

Compulsion Games, known for the stylish 2018 survival release We Happy Few, have announced their next game during the Xbox & Bethesda Showcase. South of Midnight paints a dark and uniquely characterised world that looks deeply intriguing, even if the reveal trailer raises more questions than it answers. The Canadian video game developer may have bit off a bit more than they could chew with We Happy Few, however, they’ve now had 5 years under the Xbox banner after being officially acquired by Microsoft which means that perhaps this next release will have the resources to be something genuinely special.

The in-engine trailer gives us hints as to the visual style, some of the stylistic choices like deliberately low frames-per-second, and a glimpse at who we can assume is the game’s protagonist and the kind of supernatural monster-hunting adventures they may be going on. The trailer’s description calls South of Midnight “a fantastical and macabre third-person action-adventure set in the American Deep South.”

Unfortunately not a whole lot of detail was given about this release, with no gameplay in sight. Though we can expect the title to release across Xbox Series X|S and PC via Steam when it releases. The title will also hit GamePass day one on console, PC and cloud.