Sony and The Chinese Room have revealed that their upcoming adventure title, Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture, will launch August 11.
In celebration of this news, the developer has launched a website that will feature exclusive content such as music, images and various writings.
“We want to set the scene for this game, introduce you to characters and themes of the story, get you exclusive previews of the game’s soundtrack and fill you in on some more of the work that’s gone on to create the title. We also wanted to share another piece of music from the game’s gorgeous soundtrack.” Creative Director Dan Pinchbeck said on the PlayStation Blog.
“There’s going to be a lot more news about Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture coming out between now and launch, including a development diary which lifts the hood on how we got from the first ideas to this game we’ve poured heart and soul into over the last three years; another mini-documentary and lots more.” Pinchbeck continued. “But don’t worry – the mystery of what happened in Yaughton valley thirty-one years ago will remain buried in the empty fields and woods for you to discover.”
Set 31 years in the future after the apocalypse, Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture is a story- centric title that focuses on the six people left behind. In early development, Pinchbeck asked one simple question,“what happens if you remove traditional mechanics from a game world? Will that be something people will want to play?”