Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture is an upcoming first-person adventure game currently being developed by The Chinese Room and will be a spiritual successor to Dear Esther. Other than a few screenshots and a mysterious trailer The Chinese Room was very tight lipped when it came to releasing details about the game.
Finally we have more to go on as a brand new trailer for the game has been released. The trailer really only leaves us asking more question but it does give us a release date! You can expect to be able to download and play Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture on August 11th.
Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture will be exclusive to the PlayStation 4 and will follow the story of six characters in an English village called Shropshire during the apocalypse. From what we’ve seen so far, the game looks great and we can’t wait to get our hands on this mysterious title.
A new post has been published on the official PlayStation Blog by The Chinese Room’s Creative Director Dan Pinchbeck. The post explains how the game is coming along and reveals that we should expect to hear a lot more from Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture over the next few months.
“There’s going to be a lot more news about Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture coming out between now and launch, including a development diary which lifts the hood on how we got from the first ideas to this game we’ve poured heart and soul into over the last three years; another mini-documentary and lots more. But don’t worry – the mystery of what happened in Yaughton valley thirty-one years ago will remain buried in the empty fields and woods for you to discover.”
Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture looks like it may well surpass Dear Esther and it certainly looks like a game to keep your eye on. We’ll see you at the rapture!