Wish you were here

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 penning this article, this author's parent's inquired why he was looking at Google Maps.

The title's set in Shropshire during the eighties, and the developer's really captured the look and feel of the English countryside. Of course, while you'll be spending most of your time simply exploring the release's open world, there's an evocative story bubbling beneath the surface, which is down to you to discover. Clearly this isn't going to be everyone's cup of Earl Grey, but it's right up this scribe's privet hedge bordered driveway.

[source blog.us.playstation.com]