The next generation of consoles has brought with it an extensive support for independent video game developers. Both Sony and Microsoft are running programs to support indie developers and allow them to create games for the latest PlayStation 4 and Xbox One consoles. Everybody's Gone to the Rapture is one of the several upcoming indie video games, and it is currently being developed by a British independent video game developer known as The Chinese Room and Sony Santa Monica Studio.
PlayStation 4's Exclusive Indie Title Everybody's Gone to the Rapture Gets Stunning New Screenshots
Independent video game developers over at The Chinese Room are currently busy at work with SCE Santa Monica Studio to put blush on their first-person adventure video game known as Everybody's Gone to the Rapture. Set to launch exclusively on Sony's PlayStation 4 console, this upcoming indie game utilizes the potential of Crytek's famous video game development engine known as CryEngine to provide some very rich and stunning in-game environments.
First announced at Gamescom last year, Everybody's Gone to the Rapture will function as a spiritual successor to Dear Esther and will take place in a large open-world environment. The setting of the game is crafted around what is presumably a post-apocalyptic setting and will revolve around six in-game characters. Each character will have its own story to tell that will be connected to landmarks in the world that will evolve as the game progresses.
Recently, the Brighton-based studio, The Chinese Room, shared some gorgeous looking screenshots of Everybody's Gone to the Rapture in a series of tweets, showing off some highly detailed and splendid in-game environments. These screenshots come as a contrary to the popular belief that indie games are mostly always retro styled, and show what indie developers can achieve on the latest consoles, and in this case; PlayStation 4. You can check out these screenshots showcasing the power of CryEngine on PlayStation 4 below.
Everybody's Gone to the Rapture is apparently the most awaited and highly anticipated upcoming indie title after Hello Games' No Man's Sky. The developer of the game has provided no specific release date for the game, but it is expected to arrive on the PlayStation 4 in 2015.