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GamesCom 2013: Everybody's Gone to the Rapture on PS4

Posted by Sammy Barker

The end of the world as we know it

It wouldn’t be a PlayStation press conference without the debut of a title out of the ordinary, and Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture certainly filled that role during today’s GamesCom briefing. The first-person adventure – heading to the PlayStation 4 – promises to blend simple gameplay with a deep and immersive narrative. Oh, and it’s from the studio that brought you the award-winning indie hit Dear Esther, so you should probably be excited.

“It’s all about the end of the world,” explained Brighton-based developer The Chinese Room on the PlayStation Blog. “You play the role of a scientist, trapped in the very second of the apocalypse, and the game is about discovering what has happened. You do this by exploring a large open-world environment, and interacting with the objects, places, and people that you find to gradually unlock and put together the story.”

Apparently, you’ll have a unique power or gimmick, but the studio is keeping that under wraps for the time being. However, the company hopes that the full adventure will take you on an emotional journey. “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,” the studio added.

Much like Journey and The Unfinished Swan, the game is being produced in collaboration with Sony Santa Monica, which is pretty much a recipe for success in our eyes. Check out the trailer embedded below, and let us know your thoughts in the comments section.

[via blog.eu.playstation.com]

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User Comments (10)

MadchesterManc

#1

MadchesterManc said:

I missed most of the trailer due to Ustream lag lol I was pretty suprised to see Cyengine3 being used to power the game. The uptake on the engine hasn't been as high as Crytek hoped. I like the sound of a dynamic and adaptive story/enviroment, it will hopefully keep the game from descending into a typical linear yarn

PMasterTy9

#2

PMasterTy9 said:

It's kinda of hard to say without seeing more details about it but this teaser makes me want to know more about it.

Lopezdm

#3

Lopezdm said:

It has the feel of that slender game. If you know anything about the rapture you know that all of gods worthy have disappeared from earth leaving all the a**holes behind. So I guess you are stuck with them trying to figure out whats going on.

Jaz007

#6

Jaz007 said:

Looks pretty intresting. The dynamics story sound great, but as others have said, more details are required.

SuperconsoleAdmin

#9

Superconsole said:

Dear Esther was a genuinely unique 'gaming' experience, so this is definitely something everyone should keep an eye on.

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