A technical playtest is also set to arrive before the release of the full game.
Artwork for a game showing a collage of hillbilly murders with weapons and scary masks.

Gun Interactive and Sumo Digital, the studios working on the asymmetrical horror adaptation of The Texas Chain Saw Massacre, announced today that the game will release on August 18, 2023. This is apparently the same date that the events in the original 1974 film took place. Prior to the August 18th release, there will be a technical playtest starting on May 25, 2023.

Gun Interactive says that the best way to stay informed about the upcoming playtest is to wishlist The Texas Chain Saw Massacre on Steam. They say that the playtest will be limited. It's also not particularly clear if this playtest is only for PC, but it seems like that might be the case. The full game will be out on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, Game Pass, and PC.

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The Texas Chain Saw Massacre video game takes place in the months leading up to the events of the original 1974 film, and features authentic recreations of the locations, characters, and imagery of the source material. Players control either the Victims or members of the Slaughter Family—including the infamous Leatherface—in a vicious game of 3v4 cat-and-mouse that takes the tension and suspense of the film and repurposes it into thrilling, competitive action. The Victims and the Slaughter Family must both utilize their unique abilities to come out on top, as the former use stealth and smarts to escape their fearsome tormentors, while each member of the Slaughter Family wields brutal and murderous attacks to hunt their prey.

The Texas Chain Saw Massacre features an entirely new soundtrack overseen by composer and lead sound designer Ross Tregenza that channels Wayne Bell’s trailblazing sound design for the 1974 film, as well as an additional album, Remains, featuring music written and performed by Jim Bonney and Gun CEO and President Wes Keltner.