The Vanishing of Ethan Carter PS4 Trailer Showcases the Unreal Engine 4 Build; Coming to PC in a Few Weeks

Archie Paras

The Astronauts have released the first PlayStation 4 trailer for their highly acclaimed mystery thriller, The Vanishing of Ethan Carter, demonstrating for the first time ever the Unreal Engine 4 build.

The Vanishing of Ethan Carter is a first-person story-driven mystery game focused on exploration and discovery. As a private detective Paul Prospero communicate with the dead to discover the fate of a missing boy and the mystery behind a dark ancient force lurking in Red Creek Valley.

You can view the PlayStation 4 trailer for The Vanishing of Ethan Carter below:

The Astronauts’ Adrian Chmielarz told Eurogamer that the updated UE4 version of The Vanishing of Ethan Carter will be coming in a few weeks. The Astronauts decided to port the game to Unreal Engine 4, in order to bring their title to current-gen consoles. The Astronauts decided to give away this new updated version completely free to all PC owners of the game.

As Adrian Chmielarz told Eurogamer:

“The PC UE4 update is a few weeks away. We need to make sure that PC gamers do get what is expected: proper support for different screen ratios, extended configuration options, etc.”

The Vanishing of Ethan Carter aims to significantly evolve immersive storytelling in games

Inspired by the weird fiction, and other tales of the macabre from the early twentieth century, The Vanishing of Ethan Carter aims to significantly evolve immersive storytelling in games. While it features a private detective and quite a few mental challenges, The Vanishing of Ethan Carter is not an especially puzzle-ridden game, but rather focuses on atmosphere, mood, and the essential humanity of its characters.

Other notable Unreal Engine 4 projects include the gorgeous Absention, a new survival horror title inspired by true survival horror greats such as Resident Evil, Eternal Darkness and Silent Hill so fans can expect a mixture of mental challenge, intense gameplay, and immersive environments.

Unreal Engine forum member ‘koola‘ has recently released two screenshots from his latest project, that looked just absolutely mind-blowing, and now he has released two more images from the map and a video showcasing fully procedural ground textures. Koola mentions that big rocks come from the Epic Kite Demo.

Koola has previously delivered some hyper realistic real-time architectural visualizations using Unreal Engine 4. Taking advantage of both the power and accessibility of UE4, the results of his work have wowed colleagues and has garnered attention from the international press and the Unreal team at Epic. Earlier this year Koola became the very first recipient of the inaugural Unreal Dev Grants program, a financial development fund designed to incentivize and reward innovative projects designed in Unreal Engine 4.

Witness the making of the first-person experience ADR1FT, Three One Zero’s narrative-driven survival game that takes the genre to breathless levels. CGCloud has created an incredibly impressive new project, LondonLoft, using the Unreal Engine 4. The astounding wlakthrough can be watched here.

Acclaimed game-development studio Dontnod and publisher Focus Home Interactive, announced Vampyr, a new role-playing game powered by Unreal Engine 4 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC. Ad Infinitum is a first-person survival horror adventure set in a surreal world during WWI. It is built on the Unreal Engine 4 and is currently under development for the PC.

Downward is a beautiful first person parkour based, scenery open-world adventure set during the Middle Ages, after that the events depicted in the Book of Revelation of St. John took their course. ARK: Survival Evolved, is a multiplayer first person survival game coming to Early Access in June 2015, with the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions planned for 2016.

We will bring you any new information on The Vanishing of Ethan Carter update and other Unreal Engine 4 projects as soon as it becomes available.


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