Two years ago, Focus Homer Interactivean adventure game based on H.P. Lovecraft's Call of Cthulhu to be developed by Frogwares. Today, the publisher has announced a different game titled Call of Cthulhu based on the Chaosium pen-and-paper RPG to be developed by Cyanide Studio for sometime in 2017.
However, some publications have taken this to mean that Focus Home replaced one developer with another. The publisher has explicitly stated that this was a completely new game.
The game, which is based on the pen-and-paper RPG, is a psychological horror with stealth mechanics. Players take on the role of an investigator looking into the death of an famous artist and her family. Unfortunately, her demise seems to be the prelude to the awakening of the Great Dreamer, Cthulhu.
"We are happy that Focus entrusted us with the development of a videogame adaptation of the legendary RPG Call of Cthulhu," stated Cyanide Studio CEO Patrick Pligersdorffer. "As long-time fans of the license, working with longtime partner publisher Focus Home Interactive on such an original and exciting project is, once again, a privilege. We hope to offer fans the game they've long been waiting for."
Other sites have mistakenly reported that this game is the same title that was announced by Focus Home in 2014, but a representative of the publisher tweeted:
No, not the same game, not the same IP. https://t.co/Cyzysx8bJN— Michael Douse (@Cromwelp) February 26, 2016
The last notable game using the Chaosium pen-and-paper RPG as the basis for a videogame was 2003's Call of Cthulhu: Dark Corners of the Earth.