Still Wakes the Deep: Release date, platforms & gameplay

Emily Stander
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Still Wakes the Deep is the highly anticipated upcoming survival horror from The Chinese Room, and here is its release date, platforms, and everything else you need to know about it.

Alongside exciting releases like Doom: The Dark Ages, fans of horror are also getting a treat this year with the Silent Hill 2 remake, and now, the imminent release of Still Wakes the Deep. 

Here is everything you need to know about the new horror game from The Chinese Room, from the Still Wakes the Deep release date to the gameplay and platforms it’ll be available on.

Still Wakes the Deep release date

Still Wakes the Deep will be released on June 18, 2024, on all its available platforms.

This release date was originally revealed in March at the Future Games show in a new trailer that gave us a closer look at gameplay. Make sure to check it out below. 


Still Wakes the Deep will be available to play on PC, PS5, and Xbox Series X|S

The game is available to preorder and can be bought for 34.99 USD / 29.99 GBP on console. You can also wishlist it on Steam ahead of its release, but the Steam price has not been revealed yet.

Will Still Wakes the Deep be on Game Pass?

Yes, Still Wakes the Deep will be on Xbox Game Pass. 

For anyone who has an Xbox Game Pass subscription, you’ll be able to play Still Wakes the Deep from day one of its release. 

Gameplay and story details

Still Wakes the Deep is set on an oil rig just off the coast of Scotland in 1975. You play as Caz McLeary, who is tasked with figuring out what unknowable horror has killed most of his crewmates. 

The game is a narrative-focused psychological horror, where you don’t have much besides your wits to escape an unknown creature, collapsing tunnels, and a sinking rig. The ocean will be among your enemies, too, as it rips apart the structure you’re trapped on while trying to escape.

It’s a first-person game that has a pretty short run time of about six hours, according to its Steam page, and you need to try and navigate an oil rig that changes the longer you continue with the story. 

Players have no weapons and no powers, and the only way you’ll be able to survive is to use sneaking and distraction to get past the nightmare you’re trying to escape from. 

PC system requirements

Here are the minimum and recommended PC requirements for Still Wakes the Deep: 

Minimum requirements

  • OS: Windows 10 64 bit
  • Processor: Quad-core Intel or AMD, 2.5 GHz
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Nvidia RTX 2050 or AMD RX 6000 or Intel Arc A550 Graphics Card
  • DirectX: Version 12
  • Storage: 9 GB
  • OS: Windows 10 64 bit
  • Processor: Intel Core i5-11600 or Ryzen 5 5600X
  • Memory: 16 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Nvidia RTX 2070 or AMD RX 6700 XT or Intel Arc A750
  • DirectX: Version 12
  • Storage: 9 GB

Still Wakes the Deep trailers

Check out the original reveal trailer for Still Wakes the Deep, which premiered in 2023:

The gameplay trailer which gave us a better look at what to expect: 

The release date trailer which launched earlier in 2024:

And the official launch trailer:

Still Wakes the Deep is not the only new game coming this year, be sure to check out everything we know about the new Fable, Gears of War, and Metal Gear Solid. If you’re looking for some more action while you wait for release day, be sure to check out the best games to play on Game Pass right now.

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