- The Astronauts founder Adrian Chmierlarz
announced today at Gamescom 2014 that The Vanishing of Ethan Carter is bringing Occult Mystery to PS4!
To quote: Hi! We are The Astronauts
, an eight-person team founded by the guys who, years ago, also founded People Can Fly, creators of Painkiller and Bulletstorm
However, the game we are making right now could not be more different from what we've made in the past.
The Vanishing of Ethan Carter is a story-driven mystery game that focuses entirely on exploration and discovery, featuring no combat or explosions of any kind. If our game leaves any scars, you won't be able to see them.
You play the game as Paul Prospero, an occult-minded detective who receives a disturbing letter from Ethan Carter. Realizing the boy is in grave danger, Paul arrives at Ethan's home of Red Creek Valley, where things turn out to be even worse than he imagined. Ethan has vanished in the wake of a brutal murder, which Paul quickly discerns might not be the only murder to investigate.
As I hope you can see from this short description, we're trying to mix pulp and horror into one cohesive experience. And...