British video game developer The Chinese Room has finally confirmed Everybody's Gone To The Rapture will be coming to PC, according to a tweet via the Brighton-based developer's official Twitter account. The announcement follows months of speculation that the PlayStation 4-exclusive title would be making its way to PC after the game cropped up in a Steam database.
AMD's latest Radeon Software Crimson Edition 16.3.2 driver update notes also revealed that there was an updated Crossfire profile for the indie game as well.
"We always wanted to get it onto PC as it's kind of our home turf and we've got a lot of really passionate, supportive fans on PC," creative director Dan Pinchbeck told PC Gamer. We kept making sure all the way through development that Sony knew that we could do it, and that we really wanted to do it. Around the time Rapture came out on PS4 there must have been an internal discussion at their end, as suddenly it became a possibility, so we jumped at the chance. It's a bit like coming home — we're absolutely chuffed to bits it's going to get a PC release."
According to Pinchbeck, the PC version will feature performance improvements including an uncapped frame rate and much higher resolutions.
"To be honest with you, we were pushing the PS4 about as far as it will go graphically, so it's not like there's massive space for improvement anyway," he said.
It will also include a range of accessibility features such as a cross-hair option for people prone to motion sickness, visual assist for hearing-impaired players and a one-button implantation for tilt/event-triggering for users with mobility issues. The PC version will be fully compatible with most controllers and keyboard/mouse to make it "as accessible to as many players as possible." However, there are no plans for VR support as of now, Pinchbeck said.
Released in August 2015, Everybody's Gone To The Rapture is set in an alternate 1980s Britain where players must explore and investigate the abandoned English village of Yaughton to find out why its residents have mysteriously disappeared. The visually stunning game went on to become one of 2015's best-received indie games.
Everybody's Gone To The Rapture has already received the top prize for writing in a video game at the British Writer's Guild Awards in January and has received a whopping 10 nominations in this year's Bafta Game Awards, more than any other game.