Everybody’s Going Back to the Rapture, This Time on PC

Developer of the up-until-now PS4 Exclusive, Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture, announced today via twitter that the game would soon be coming to PC.

It really was a badly-kept secret. The game showed up on Steam’s database back in December, and was referenced to a few days ago by AMD in their latest drivers. The game, which originally came out last August, was said at the time to be exclusive to the PS4. That lasted, oh, about seven months. There’s no release date yet, but considering AMD has optimized their drivers for it, the game can’t be too far off.

The game is Chinese Room’s third first-person narrative-driven adventure game. In other words, it’s their third walking simulator, and seemed to be pretty divisive even among fans of the genre, but Amnesia: A Machine For Pigs, and Dear Esther – The Chinese Rooms previous two games – were divisive, as well, but for different reasons. People didn’t like those games because they thought they weren’t games, and who’d want to play something that isn’t a game. They, of course, ignored the fact that just because something exists doesn’t mean you have to like it or play it. Games like Dear Esther, The Stanley Parable, Gone Home, and Firewatch have all found their audience, and they’ve all done well.

Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture, though, might not even be too great by “walking simulator” standards. Some have said it’s a little too static and there’s too little story.

I guess PC users will make their own decision when the game comes out.

About Josh Price

Josh Price is a writer who probably spends too many hours of the day playing video games. At some point he decided to put the two together to (hopefully) great effect. He also wrote some fiction. You should check that out if you're into such things, which you should be. Reading is FUNdamental.

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