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April 16, 2015

The mystery of ‘Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture’ lifts a little more

by John_A

Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture is a new game from The Chinese Room, the studio behind beautiful exploration experience Dear Esther and horror game Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs. It’s exclusive to PlayStation 4 and takes place in a gorgeous, abandoned 3D world. In-game, players embark on a mission to discover where everyone in this quaint village went — how and why they all seemingly, suddenly popped out of existence. Time plays a “fairly central role” in the game and it involves mysterious beams of golden light. The Chinese Room revealed Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture at Sony’s Gamescom presentation in 2013 with an eerie trailer hinting at a retro, post-apocalyptic environment, and the latest video expands on these themes. It’s similarly vague but offers a look at another environment, this time an empty children’s classroom that appears to have been ransacked by … something. Along with the new video, The Chinese Room offers a taste of the game’s music with a haunting, orchestral track.

Creative Director Dan Pinchbeck predicts the soundtrack is going to be a major hit this year. “Actually, I think it’s better than that, it’s one of the best game soundtracks ever created,” he says. Bold words about a mysterious game. Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture is due out this summer, but you can listen to the new song and watch the latest trailer right here:

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Source: PlayStation Blog

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