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Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture E3 2014 Trailer: All About Discovery

Explore Yaughton Valley during the end of the world in the upcoming PlayStation 4-exclusive adventure game, Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture.

Jessica Curry, composer and co-director of Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture from The Chinese Room, has posted on the PlayStation Blog to give everyone a look at Yaughton Valley in June 1984. According to Curry, the game is based on the fiction of authors like John Wyndham, J.G. Ballard, John Christopher and others who “deal with ordinary people in extraordinary circumstances.”

The Chinese Room has a history of creating games with a focus on the narrative, so setting the tone and having a perfect backdrop is important for building a story set around the end times. In the trailer above, you can definitely get a sense of how the story might feel in Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture. The Valley is supposed to be a living, breathing place in which the player can lose themselves in exploration.

Curry said, “ The game is all about discovery. It’s open-world so you have the freedom to explore wherever you like, visiting areas in an order you define, and the story is written to allow this whilst making sure every player has a strong dramatic experience.”

We look forward to seeing more of Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture, but we’ll have to wait until 2015 to see it on the PlayStation 4. Until then, check out the trailer above and preview the soundtrack here.

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