Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture – E3 Trailer

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Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture is being made developed by The Chinese Room and it’s looking more beautiful and disturbingly peaceful every time I see it. During E3 the developers shared a new trailer and some information on the PlayStation Blog. Check out an extract from the article and the trailer:

Rapture is set in a remote valley in June 1984 and is a story about people and how they live with each other. But it’s also about the end of the world.

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Rapture is inspired by the fiction of John Wyndham, J. G. Ballard, John Christopher and other authors who deal with ordinary people in extraordinary circumstances. There’s a very particular English feel that we wanted to capture in the game, a combination of the epic and the intimate. Rapture also came from our obsession with post-apocalyptic gaming, and the simple idea that whilst we normally play as the hero, in reality, most of us would be the piles of ash and bone littering the game world. That’s an interesting place to start telling a story.

Our approach is to create a game that you can utterly immerse yourself in. Yaughton Valley, where Rapture takes place, is a living, breathing world. The world of Rapture is not just a backdrop; it’s a character in its own right. It’s great working with PS4 as its processing power makes a game like this possible for a team our size.

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The game is all about discovery. It’s open-world so you have the freedom to explore wherever you like, visiting areas in an order you define, and the story is written to allow this whilst making sure every player has a strong dramatic experience. It’s a type of storytelling that is completely unique to games. The choices you make as a player have a direct impact on how you understand the story – the more you explore and interact, the deeper you are drawn into Rapture’s world.

I’m very interested to see how this game turns out and can’t wait to see it running on my own PS4. What about you folks, do you like the look of it? Let us know in the comments below.

 

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  • Keith Dunn

    Hmmmmm…..seems like a brilliant means of story-telling. I am really looking forward to this…yet, no release date, eh? They did a mic drop at E3 LAST year too!