Until Dawn largely flew under the radar back when it was released in 2015, due in part to the massive release of Metal Gear Solid V less than a week later. The concept was simple:
Ever hated the stupid decisions characters make in horror movies? Well, now you, the player, are in full control of them. Good luck!
Developers Supermassive Games are currently developing The Inpatient, which is set to be a direct prequel to the events of Until Dawn, and will provide PSVR support. Eventually, however, Until Dawn will become a full-blown franchise. With that brings a new formula of providing a new set of teens dropped into a new horror movie scenario.
To that end, there is a lot that should be carried over when designing the sequel. A phenomenal cast (including Hayden Panettiere, Peter Stormare, Rami Malek, and Brett Dalton), superb writing, terrifying jump scares, bone-grindingly suspenseful gameplay and truly difficult choices are just a handful of elements fans would want to continue.
With every strength that Until Dawn had, however, there were a number of shortcomings, which really reflects in its only above-average reviews. It was these things that prevented it from being a truly excellent game. Improving upon these weaknesses could make Until Dawn 2 into the quintessential horror experience that it has the potential to be.
Also, beware of some upcoming spoilers for Until Dawn.