Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture, The Chinese Rooms’ upcoming first-person adventure game for PlayStation 4 has been given its release window today through a YouTube video on the PlayStation channel.
The game is set to be available sometime this summer only on PlayStation 4 and looks absolutely stunning, as can be seen in the video accompanying the Summer 2015 release title. For those unsure as to what you’ll be doing in Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture, the short answer is exploring and taking in the atmosphere.
Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture tells the story of the inhabitants of a remote English valley who are caught up in world-shattering events beyond their control or understanding. The game’s story will be told through what you see and hear, with interaction being limited to exploring the beautiful world and the traces of the inhabitants lost lives that The Chinese Room have lovingly crafted.
Playing through the game, the player slowly pieces together the fate of the valley from the fragmentary memories of the former inhabitants. By finding and interacting with the traces of these lost lives, the player gradually learns about the stories and relationships of the inhabitants. For anyone who had played Dear Esther on PC this looks like it will be right down your alley with more of the same eery mood and incredible storytelling.
In the video above, we get a small glimpse of the world we’ll be exploring, as well as how we’ll be able to identify the former inhabitants of the valley, that weird spiralling mystical glow. Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture looks set to really show off what the PlayStation 4 can do graphically, and I for one cannot wait to jump into and get exploring the world.
What do you think of the video? Are these narrative driven, first-person experiences your cup of tea? Let us know in the comments below.