My next ‘One to watch’ continues along the theme of upcoming PlayStation 4 titles that may have slipped people’s minds due to the rather heavy hitters that are releasing soon. This time round I’d like to bring your attention to Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture.
The Chinese Room
N/A – PS4
What you need to know:
Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture will be based around six characters, each telling their own story, and each connected to landmarks in the world that evolve as the game progresses. The game will take place in a village in Shropshire during the apocalypse.
Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture will differ from its spiritual predecessor by allowing more interaction, such as manipulating objects and opening and closing doors. While playing, the player will be able to influence the events that take place.
So if the media enough doesn’t grab your attention then perhaps the little information we know about it will. Developed by The Chinese Room, This game is a spiritual successor to their breakout PC game Dear Esther. It’s about the end of the world and discovering exactly what happened. In order to do this you explore this massive open world interacting with objects, places and people that you find to try and unlock the mystery of what happened.
The developers have promised us that Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture will be powerful and deep, highly immersive and with an absolute focus on your emotional journey through the world. It’s non-linear, with a dynamic and adaptive environment, so this is about your story, a really individual experience that breaks away from the on-rails nature of lots of story-driven games into something that you have a visible impact on.
Sounds awesome, and one I can’t wait to get a concrete release date for.