The Chinese Room promised us recently that we would be seeing more of their highly anticipated upcoming PlayStation 4 exclusive horror game, Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture, soon. They weren’t lying- we have a brand new trailer for this game, and it is appropriately unsettling to watch.
You can check it out above- it looks gorgeous. And you can take heart in the fact that the developers have promised that the game, which is just a few weeks out from beta, will be getting its release date announced soon.
“We’re a couple of weeks out from Beta for Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture on PS4, which is incredibly exciting and quite scary in equal measure,” the developers said on the PlayStation Blog. “There’s always a point in every game development where you start counting down the days and hours, and everything gears itself around the question of “right, we’re shipping this thing, are we ready?””
Speaking of how development changes when you are this near the end, they said:
“Everyone’s time is split between chewing through bugs and carving out time for as much polish and finesse as we can. There’s always something that can be improved. Late tweaks to design, signposting, player flow, discovery — this is all still happening. Rotating a prop by a few degrees can make a dramatic difference to how you navigate a space, or the likelihood of encouraging an area to be explored in more detail. Small adjustments to things like audio volume, or the area boundaries of ambient or procedural sound, can have an impact on the emotional tone of a space or moment, which has a knock-on effect to things like pacing or the interpretation of a story beat.”
Personally, this looks to be one of the most unique games coming to the PS4 in the near future, and I am glad to see development on it is proceeding well. The title is anticipated to be out some time later this year, but we will keep you posted on all official announcements.