The Chinese Room, makers of Dear Esther and Everybody’s Gone To The Rapture, have been acquired by fellow British studio Sumo Digital. Co-founder Dan Pinchbeck is staying on while Jessica Curry has departed. The news comes almost a year after the studio laid off much of its staff and went “dark.”
“We probably should have announced the run button before launch...” So say the developers of the new (and pretty good!) story-and-exploration game Everybody’s Gone to The Rapture. A last-minute change to the game’s controls left the run option unintentionally hidden from gamers. Just hold R2 for a bit!
This story begins with the end of the world: Here's the trailer for for Everybody's Gone to the Rapture, a spiritual successor to thechineseroom's Dear Esther, shown during the PlayStation news conference today at Gamescom. The game will release on PlayStation 4, but no timeframe was given.