The Vanishing of Ethan Carter Coming to PS4
As an eight-person developer, The Astronauts, are bringing their story-driven mystery game, The Vanishing of Ethan Carter to PS4. As Paul Prospero, you are an occult-minded detective who obtains a disturbing letter from a boy named Ethan Carter. Paul sees that the boy is in danger and goes in search for him, but finds that the situation is worse than he had imagined.
The Astronauts are trying to mix pulp and horror into a seamless experience, and take many influences from writers such as Algernon Blackwood, Stefan Grabinski, and H.P Lovecraft.
It is our love letter to video games as powerful storytelling devices. Devices that use interactivity to offer something no other medium can offer: a sense of prescence, immersion and engagement – all in one place.
The player experiences the world in a first-person perspective, where you discover and interact with the world around you in order to find the truth. The game is not described as a puzzle game, but as a game that focuses on immersive storytelling with atmosphere, mood and the humanity of the characters.
[Source: PlayStation Blog]