Man Of Medan's Friend's Pass is an oddly limited way to share the horror

Like most horror flicks, The Dark Pictures Anthology – Man Of Medan is higher with buddies. Starting this week, Medan homeowners are getting a brand new Friend’s Pass, letting you invite one particular good friend onto the digital sofa to share the scares collectively over the subsequent two months. It’s a one-time-use key, so that you’ll have to decide your companion fastidiously, however what higher way may there be to plunge into Medan with a mate on-line?

Wait, doesn’t Medan assist Remote Play Together anyway?

Until “mid-late January”, gamers who personal or decide up Man Of Medan will see a particular “Friend’s Pass” model of the sport pop up of their Steam Library. This one-time cross will let any of your non-Medan proudly owning buddies take part on the sport’s Shared Story multiplayer mode, letting two gamers sail by the seafaring horror collectively.

Here’s the factor. Man Of Medan additionally helps Steam Remote Play Together, which lets of us play offline multiplayer modes by streaming shenanigans. The Friend’s Pass solely appears to allow you to play the Shared Story mode, limited to two gamers, whereas I imagine distant play will let 4 extra buddies hop in for Movie Night’s “build-your-own horror flick” romp.

I s’pose you’re not on the mercy of video streaming with the Friend’s Pass. But getting it up and operating is a weird course of. As demonstrated on this tutorial video, getting it operating includes downloading a second copy of Medan your self, buying a code from that model, sending it to your pal to activate and set up themselves. It’s a weird trade-off, notably given the Friend Pass is a one-time deal, one which’s solely out there for the subsequent two months.

It most likely makes extra sense over on Medan’s Remote Play-less console variations, carried over to PC for parity.

Weirdness apart, Supermassive have launched the Curator’s Cut model of Man Of Medan – beforehand a pre-order unique – as a free replace. Available when you’ve pulled off one playthrough, Curator’s Cut brings in various scenes and views usually restricted behind a second participant’s display in Shared Story.

While it’s acquired its hiccups, Man Of Medan is a stable visible novel wrapped in an extraordinarily polished horror flick wrapper. Supermassive’s breakout Until Dawn may not be on PC for now, however Sin’s Man Of Medan evaluation left her optimistic for the Dark Pictures Anthology going ahead.

The Dark Pictures Anthology – Man Of Medan is at the moment 40% off in the Steam Autumn Sale, bringing it down to £15/€18/$18.