Frogwares and publisher Focus Home Interactive have just revealed that they are working on Call of Cthulhu for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One systems. You may not have heard of developer Frogwares, but you’ve probably seen their Sherlock Holmes series of adventure games. They’ve been cranking these out since 2002 with the occasional game based on The Mummy or Dracula to spice things up. With Cthulhu, I expect choosing the wrong dialogue option or picking up some important clues can result in Lovecraftian sanity-blasting terror.
Creepy Watson "feature" aside, games by Frogwares have had great atmosphere, something very critical about a game like that. Sherlock Holmes: The Awakened in particular, and it actually is a Lovecraft-crossover already (Holmes comes to investigate a cult that thinks Lovecraftian gods exist, and while nothing necessarily supernatural is actually shown, it does feel creepy).
I think this game is in a very good hands, there really isn't any currently extant studio I'd trust better.
I have to admit that I’m disappointed, too. The character’s commentary felt very awkward, but maybe the person playing the game was just spamming the interact prompt. It lacks the sinister hints I expect from the opening moments of a Lovecraft story. The NPCs look like Disneyland animatronics.