Tuesday26th Sep 2017
Developer going dark for the time being
The Chinese Room has not officially closed, but it no longer has any staff aside from husband and wife directors Dan Pinchbeck and Jessica Curry. The studio – perhaps best known for Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture – has decided to “go dark” for the immediate future, as it figures out what it’s...
Friday9th Oct 2015
The mourning tree
Everybody's Gone to the Rapture was an acquired taste, and it was also a nightmare for The Chinese Room's co-head Jessica Curry to make. As part of a frank and eye-opening blog post, the luminary announced that she will be stepping down from her current position, and cited illness, sour publisher relations, and sexism as the...
Tuesday18th Aug 2015
Digital be damned
As reported, LEGO Jurassic World was top of the UK sales charts last week - but as we all know, the rankings don't take digital releases into account. The concept seems a bit mad when you consider how much money firms like Sony are raking in from their digital marketplaces, and it seems crazier still when you realise how many...
Tuesday11th Aug 2015
Oh dear, we're not sure who to blame on this one. Everybody's Gone to the Rapture got a slew of great reviews yesterday, but many critics were quick to call out the slow pace of the game. The title sees you exploring a deserted Shropshire with seemingly no way to speed up your movement speed, and as a result, reviewers have been slowly...
Sunday9th Aug 2015
Everybody's Gone to the Rapture, the PlayStation 4 exclusive apocalyptic adventure by British studio The Chinese Room, is due out imminently – but how long will it take you to beat? Writing on Twitter, the studio has said that this will very much depend upon how much you explore, but "four to six hours" is a good estimate. The...
Tuesday4th Aug 2015
PS4 exclusive ushers the apocalypse
It's the end of the world in PlayStation 4 exclusive Everybody's Gone to the Rapture, and you're free to explore what remains of a deserted Shropshire village. This vision of the apocalypse may lack fire and brimstone, but the launch trailer embedded below depicts just how harrowing things can be when a settlement...
Monday3rd Aug 2015
Out in the sticks
Many of you experience a very British apocalypse every day, when you hop on the London underground at 7AM in order to get to work. Of course, that's not the kind of rapture that Brighton-based developer The Chinese Room had in mind for its PlayStation 4 exclusive Everybody's Gone to the Rapture, which – excitingly – is now...
Friday17th Jul 2015
Bright and beautiful
You'd expect a game set in sunny Shropshire to pack a pretty calming PlayStation 4 theme, and Everybody's Gone to the Rapture's animated wallpaper is more or less exactly what you'd anticipate. This is free with pre-orders for The Chinese Room's exclusive walking simulator, and even changes depending on the time of day. Delish.
Thursday11th Jun 2015
The Chinese Room's unashamedly strange explore-'em-up Everybody's Gone to the Rapture finally has a set release date on PlayStation 4, and the good news is that it's not too far away. Wandering onto Sony's newest console on the 11th August in both Europe and North America, the title promises to be one of the system's best looking...
Friday29th May 2015
Considering that The Chinese Room consists of a dozen or so developers based in sunny British seaside town Brighton, there are some serious production values on display in its forthcoming PlayStation 4 project. Everybody's Gone to the Rapture looks borderline photorealistic – in fact, while perusing screenshots of the title prior to...
Tuesday5th May 2015
Into the unknown
PlayStation 4 exclusive Everybody's Gone to the Rapture has actually drummed up quite a lot of hype, despite the fact that we don't know all that much about it. We know that, visually, it looks mighty impressive, but we're still waiting on the details regarding The Chinese Room's weird but supposedly wonderful new-gen adventure...
Thursday16th Apr 2015
Shropshire's never looked quite so stunning as it does in Everybody's Gone to the Rapture. Well, to be honest, we've only ever driven through the western county, so we couldn't tell you for sure, but we do know that The Chinese Room's latest adventure looks absolutely extraordinary. Its packing CryEngine technology, and looks like it's...
Tuesday17th Mar 2015
It's a bit odd watching this 13 minute video for Everybody's Gone to the Rapture just a few weeks after The Order: 1886 was panned. Don't get us wrong, Ready at Dawn's debut PlayStation 4 release had bigger problems than prolonged walking segments – but this slow shuffle through Shropshire doesn't look particularly riveting, does...
Sunday6th Jul 2014
AAA looks on an indie budget
Who ever said that indie games need to have retro styled graphics? Not The Chinese Room, the developer behind upcoming PlayStation 4 indie Everybody's Gone to the Rapture. The Brighton-based studio has recently been slowly releasing a slew of brand new screenshots that show off the title's gorgeous use of Crytek's...
Saturday14th Jun 2014
The end of the world as we know it
It’s been quite a while since we last got a glimpse of Brighton-based developer The Chinese Room’s forthcoming PlayStation 4 exclusive Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture – and it looks like you may have to wait a little while longer for a proper look at the next-gen release. The company’s released a brand...
Tuesday20th Aug 2013
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...