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The Sumo Group, the parent company of Sumo Digital, the developer working on Crackdown 3, has acquired The Chinese Room, the developer behind Everybody's Gone to the Rapture and Dear Esther.
The Chinese Room, the developer behind Death Esther and the recent game, Everybody's Gone to the Rapture, has revealed that they've 'gone dark'.
If you were a huge fan of The Chinese Room's latest adventure, Everybody's Gone to the Rapture, then you may be pleased to hear that their debut first-person narrative adventure Dear Esther is set to come to Xbox One and PlayStation 4 next month.
There's been a few titles in recent years that have sparked heated debate about what constitutes a "game". Titles that primarily involve striding through a bunch of usually serene environments piecing together a narrative from the clues and story beats directly or indirectly presented to you. This "walking simulator" genre arguably includes the likes of Gone Home, Everybody's Gone To The Rapture, The Vanishing of Ethan Carter and the game that practically popularized the genre, The Chinese Room's Dear Esther.
After months and months of rumours that The Chinese Room's epic tale, Everybody's Gone to the Rapture, will be coming to PC. The developer finally let the proverbial cat out of the bag yesterday.
Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture the first-person adventure game developed by The Chinese Room and SCE Santa Monica Studio might be coming to PC.
Like most mediums of artistic creativity, Everybody's Gone to the Rapture was made to tell a story, and it does this job well. Now there's no hiding that games similar to this, such as Dear Esther or Gone Home have been regarded as "Walking Simulators" and "Not actually a game" and we could debate for days about if they have any merit as video games, but I'll save that for another time and place.
The Chinese Room has unleashed the eerie launch trailer for their upcoming mystery title, Everybody's Gone to The Rapture which launches on PlayStation 4 on August 11.
Imagine this, one day you wake up into a world where almost everyone has disappeared with nothing left behind but you. It's a terrifying thought really, but it's a thought that's been made a reality in Everybody's Gone to the Rapture (well, almost a reality). And now we know exactly when we'll be able to experience the horror of being left in a world with very few people around.
The Chinese Room has announced, along with a new trailer, that Everybody's Gone to Rapture, is set for a summer release. The new trailer accompanying the news shows us just one more reason why we should love this game. It looks absolutely incredible, and the story behind the title is pretty interesting too.