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The Vanishing of Ethan Carter confirmed for PS4

"Weird fiction" adventure coming to Sony's new console

"Weird fiction" adventure The Vanishing of Ethan Carter has been confirmed for a PS4 release.

This marks console exclusive for the PS4, with the game only having previously been confirmed for Windows PC. New screenshots were also released as part of the announcement on Tuesday:

Created by The Astronauts, a Warsaw-based studio founded by three former members of Gears of War: Judgment dev People Can Fly, the first-person exploration game lets players assume the role of a detective with the supernatural ability to visualize the scenes of people's deaths.


"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," details The Astronauts founder Adrian Chmierlarz in today's announcement.

"If our game leaves any scars, you won't be able to see them."

He went on, "The game is played through first-person perspective, whereby you explore and interact with the world in order to discover the truth behind Ethan's disappearance. You conduct the investigation on your own terms and at your own pace. Although we did put a few scary bits in the game, there is no need for sedatives. It's less about pure terror and more about, as our writers put it, 'clammy unease'.

"While it features a private detective and quite a few mental challenges, The Vanishing of Ethan Carter is not a puzzle-ridden game. Our focus is on atmosphere, mood, and the essential humanity of our characters."

The studio has previously described the game as "weird fiction" inspired, though its environments are derived directly from photographs through a technique called "photogrammetry."

A previously-released trailer offered the first glimpse of some remarkably detailed environments in motion.

It's scheduled to release on September 26, 2014, according to the game's official site.