Everybody's Gone to the Rapture maker The Chinese Room is getting ready to reveal its next game. The UK-based studio said on Twitter that the announcement will come "in the next couple of weeks". However, you probably shouldn't anticipate the finished article, as it added that it plans to be "pretty open about development". This is a result of it not working with a publisher.
You may recall shortly after the release of the team's sojourn through Shropshire, studio co-head Jessica Curry indicated that the dev's relationship with Sony wasn't exactly smooth sailing, so it's no real surprise to see it go wholly independent again. Of course, whatever it ends up making is very likely to wind up on the PlayStation 4 eventually, so we can't wait to see what it's got in store.
Loved EGttR but let me know when thatgamecompany reveal their long overdue new title.
Honestly Jessica Curry is amazing but her comments about Sony just give me a similar feeling to what Ninja Theory said after Heavenly Sword came out, and is more to do with the developer never having worked with a major publisher closely so they don't understand how the industry works.
@viciousarcanum I've heard it from my lecturers who worked in several studios across the UK and Australia, when designing for Move or PS mobile (That one of my lecturers had to ask if we heard of or what it was actually called) or just for Sony in general, there would be a constant stream of asking for stuff within a week, sending it back not being satisfied and asking for something else in less time, over and over and over. Apparently they are generally not the best to have as a publisher unless you're a big name.
@BLPs Hmm. That's contrary to everything I've ever heard. I think with The Chinese Room, it was more an issue of them not wanting to work with publishers full-stop - but we'll probably never know.
I'm very interestested to see what they've planned, I think they'd make something great for VR but it doesn't sound like that'll happen with their fallout. Perhaps Detective Frost, set in Denton Manchester in the 90's...?
Very excited. I also read they may port over their previous titles to a console. There is always an uneasy relationship between small, artistically driven producers and larger funders - I think that is true whatever the industry. I was sad at reading the statement from Jessica Curry because I loved the game and was glad it was released for PS4 but not nice to hear their experience wasn't a happy one. I just hope that it has now given them the room to produce what they want.
I personally hope that EGTTR is reworked for PSVR. I think that world would just be amazing to explore.
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