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Everybody's Gone To The Rapture PS4

Rock, Paper, Shotgun has word that Everybody's Gone To The Rapture will be a PS4 exclusive, so any plans for a PC edition of the next game from the team behind Dear Esther are now on long-term hold at best. "Dear Esther fans were very much in our thoughts, but enough of us are multi-platform gamers to make this work for us," explains Dan Pinchbeck of developer thechineseroom. "And we’re in this for the long game, so I can’t see us not returning to PC, or doing whatever we can to keep that fan base as we owe them a great deal. But part of that is following our instincts about how we develop and find stability as a studio and this is going to be part of the process. And without sounding like a bought man, the PS4 is genuinely a really, really cool platform, and if people have never bought into console gaming before, this is the time."

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28. Re: Everybody's Gone To The <strike>Rapture</strike> PS4 Aug 23, 2013, 13:05 Fletch
 
MajorD wrote on Aug 23, 2013, 10:05:
Indies are starting to become sell outs too!

Are indies supposed to stay small and "indie" for you? If they are "discovered" and become more successful, they are a sellout?

As a PC gamer, I'm still pissed about the whole Bungie/Microsoft thing, but that's because Halo was ruined as a PC game by the move. Indies signing exclusivity deals only irks me if it ruins or eliminates a promising PC version of a game, and even then... not really. It's not like they are taking food off my table. Lots of indies out there with cool games who don't want a lot of my money to play them.

I still like Green Day, too.
 
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27. Re: Everybody's Gone To The <strike>Rapture</strike> PS4 Aug 23, 2013, 10:05 MajorD
 
Indies are starting to become sell outs too!

Spin it anyway you want Dan, but you're still a sell out!!!

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26. Re: Everybody's Gone To The <strike>Rapture</strike> PS4 Aug 23, 2013, 07:57 Julio
 
Cyant wrote on Aug 23, 2013, 05:43:
Julio wrote on Aug 23, 2013, 05:40:
I'm good with it, given I'll own a PS4. Can't blame them for going with a winner, unlike Xbone exclusives. It's not like Steam doesn't do exclusives too, such as Shadowrun.
Shadorun is not a Steam exclusive it's a PC game. DUH... Of course its not on console.

Duh, it's exclusive to Steam for anyone not in the Kickstarter. Which means if you want Shadowrun, you have to take Steam on your PC. Which means it's exclusive to Steam as per the link below.

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25. Re: Everybody's Gone To The <strike>Rapture</strike> PS4 Aug 23, 2013, 06:41 InBlack
 
Jerykk wrote on Aug 23, 2013, 05:05:
InBlack wrote on Aug 23, 2013, 03:21:
Jerykk wrote on Aug 23, 2013, 00:12:
This is practically guaranteed to come to PC eventually. In fact, every indie game on consoles will likely come out for PC.

You mean like how it happened with Bungie??



Exactly.

What? Since when did Bungie make indie games? Anyway, take a look at how many XBLA and PSN games made their way to PC. Now take a look at how many PS4 indie games are already out or coming out for PC. I don't foresee the trend changing.


Plese tell me which PS4 game exclusive is coming out for the PC? And how is XBLA and PSN in any way relevant with regards to PS4 exclusives?

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24. Re: Everybody's Gone To The <strike>Rapture</strike> PS4 Aug 23, 2013, 06:38 InBlack
 
Cyant wrote on Aug 23, 2013, 03:45:
InBlack wrote on Aug 23, 2013, 03:21:
Jerykk wrote on Aug 23, 2013, 00:12:
This is practically guaranteed to come to PC eventually. In fact, every indie game on consoles will likely come out for PC.

You mean like how it happened with Bungie??



Exactly.
Bungie was not a indie developer so whats your point.

Well neither is Dear Esther, not anymore. Not after signing an exclusive deal with Sony. Remember Bungie and their exclusive deals with You Know Who?
 
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23. Re: Everybody's Gone To The <strike>Rapture</strike> PS4 Aug 23, 2013, 05:43 Cyant
 
Julio wrote on Aug 23, 2013, 05:40:
I'm good with it, given I'll own a PS4. Can't blame them for going with a winner, unlike Xbone exclusives. It's not like Steam doesn't do exclusives too, such as Shadowrun.
Shadorun is not a Steam exclusive it's a PC game. DUH... Of course its not on console.
 
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22. Re: Everybody's Gone To The <strike>Rapture</strike> PS4 Aug 23, 2013, 05:42 Cyant
 
Super Meat boy was Xbox/PC exclusive THEN made it to PS3.  
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21. Re: Everybody's Gone To The <strike>Rapture</strike> PS4 Aug 23, 2013, 05:40 Julio
 
I'm good with it, given I'll own a PS4. Can't blame them for going with a winner, unlike Xbone exclusives. It's not like Steam doesn't do exclusives too, such as Shadowrun.  
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20. Re: Everybody's Gone To The <strike>Rapture</strike> PS4 Aug 23, 2013, 05:05 Jerykk
 
InBlack wrote on Aug 23, 2013, 03:21:
Jerykk wrote on Aug 23, 2013, 00:12:
This is practically guaranteed to come to PC eventually. In fact, every indie game on consoles will likely come out for PC.

You mean like how it happened with Bungie??



Exactly.

What? Since when did Bungie make indie games? Anyway, take a look at how many XBLA and PSN games made their way to PC. Now take a look at how many PS4 indie games are already out or coming out for PC. I don't foresee the trend changing.

Games like The Unfinished Swan would like a word with you.

Guacamelee, Rochard, Toy Soldiers, Mark of the Ninja, Mutant Blobs Attack, Puddle, FEZ, Braid, Super Meat Boy, Iron Brigade, Stacking, Costume Quest, Retrograde, Dyad, Eufloria, PixelJunk Eden, Deadlight, State of Decay, Skullgirls, Bastion, etc, etc would like a word with you.

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19. Re: Everybody's Gone To The <strike>Rapture</strike> PS4 Aug 23, 2013, 04:37 Kajetan
 
Cyant wrote on Aug 23, 2013, 03:45:
Bungie was not a indie developer so whats your point.
And MS was in DIRE NEED of some nifty killer app for this weird console thingy they wanted to sell.

Sony just wants to make the PS4 a hipster hardware
 
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18. Re: Everybody's Gone To The <strike>Rapture</strike> PS4 Aug 23, 2013, 03:45 Cyant
 
InBlack wrote on Aug 23, 2013, 03:21:
Jerykk wrote on Aug 23, 2013, 00:12:
This is practically guaranteed to come to PC eventually. In fact, every indie game on consoles will likely come out for PC.

You mean like how it happened with Bungie??



Exactly.
Bungie was not a indie developer so whats your point.
 
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17. Re: Everybody's Gone To The <strike>Rapture</strike> PS4 Aug 23, 2013, 03:21 InBlack
 
Jerykk wrote on Aug 23, 2013, 00:12:
This is practically guaranteed to come to PC eventually. In fact, every indie game on consoles will likely come out for PC.

You mean like how it happened with Bungie??



Exactly.
 
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16. Re: Everybody's Gone To The <strike>Rapture</strike> PS4 Aug 23, 2013, 02:41 Fletch
 
Scud wrote on Aug 22, 2013, 23:28:
Not really the same thing, if something is only on the PC you can bet it's probably not because someone PAID the developer to ignore other platforms. I do agree however that the exclusives game is one game I have no interest in playing.

I don't give a shit WHY a game is only developed for the PC. Call it PC exclusive, or a limited release due to limited resources/budget/etc... whatever. Semantics.

What I care about is a game that is developed for the PC and NOT consoles. A game that isn't compromised in gameplay, interface, or controls because of console and gamepad considerations. If someone wants to miss out on a possibly great PC game because a DIFFERENT game they're also developing is a console exclusive... their loss. A simple "forest for the trees" hissy fit, imo. I'll support the developer and the platform by giving them my money for good PC games, and not giving them my money for crappy console ports.

PS - I can't think of a single console-exclusive release that was worth a plate of cold piss once it was eventually released on the PC.


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15. Re: Everybody's Gone To The <strike>Rapture</strike> PS4 Aug 23, 2013, 02:39 swedishfriend
 
Indie developers usually don't release on multiple platforms at the same time anyways. Also Sony seems to have many indie games with launch-first-on-Sony exclusives that leave a future for other platforms wide open.  
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14. Re: Everybody's Gone To The <strike>Rapture</strike> PS4 Aug 23, 2013, 02:26 jdreyer
 
Dagnamit wrote on Aug 22, 2013, 21:42:
Indie studios doing exclusive deals? Well.... bah. This actually just convinced me to never buy a console. I refuse the support the "exclusive" model bullshit. Too bad, I was looking forward to playing A Machine for Pigs. No way I'm giving my money to that dev.

Wow, so you're spite the dev's MULTIPLATFORM game b/c they're doing one exclusive? Given that it only takes one failed game to destroy a small developer, I can't blame them too much for getting a little security.
 
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13. Re: Everybody's Gone To The <strike>Rapture</strike> PS4 Aug 23, 2013, 02:09 TychoCelchuuu
 
This is practically guaranteed to come to PC eventually. In fact, every indie game on consoles will likely come out for PC.

Games like The Unfinished Swan would like a word with you.
 
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12. Re: Everybody's Gone To The <strike>Rapture</strike> PS4 Aug 23, 2013, 01:53 NamecaF
 
Jerykk wrote on Aug 23, 2013, 00:12:
This is practically guaranteed to come to PC eventually. In fact, every indie game on consoles will likely come out for PC.

Exactly. What I was getting (from what he was saying) is basically that it will be coming to PC, but Sony paid them a shit load of money for a timed exclusive. That shit-load of money by the way is especially enticing to an indie company just starting out, to help them keep food on the table and pay their employees so they dont have to starve and work in their basements.

Which I get. I mean a timed exclusive is better than an outright exclusive - where it will never come to PC (like Red Dead Redemption!) - especially in the case of indie just starting out. It sucks, but I understand it.

Rockstar and other established AAA developers doing exclusives on the otherhand? Complete and utter disrespect.
 
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11. Re: Everybody's Gone To The <strike>Rapture</strike> PS4 Aug 23, 2013, 00:12 Jerykk
 
This is practically guaranteed to come to PC eventually. In fact, every indie game on consoles will likely come out for PC.  
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10. Re: Everybody's Gone To The <strike>Rapture</strike> PS4 Aug 22, 2013, 23:41 Cutter
 
No great loss. I could care less about exclusives. It's good for the devs - to a point. Guaranteed money is nice but it can also be hugely limiting. Look at the The Last of Us, it probably could have sold a bazillion more copies if it was multi-platform. No shame in taking the money and run, just be honest about it.
 
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9. Re: Everybody's Gone To The <strike>Rapture</strike> PS4 Aug 22, 2013, 23:28 Scud
 
Fletch wrote on Aug 22, 2013, 22:59:
Dagnamit wrote on Aug 22, 2013, 21:42:
I refuse the support the "exclusive" model bullshit. Too bad, I was looking forward to playing A Machine for Pigs. No way I'm giving my money to that dev.

Huh? Isn't "A Machine For Pigs" a PC exclusive? Oh, that's right... you don't want to support "the exclusive model bullshit". Very honorable of you to support that sentiment even when it's for your chosen platform.
Not really the same thing, if something is only on the PC you can bet it's probably not because someone PAID the developer to ignore other platforms. I do agree however that the exclusives game is one game I have no interest in playing.
 
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