The Vanishing of Ethan Carter
is the recently announced (and kind of creepy) new game from creative lead Adrian Chmielarz, formerly of People Can Fly, where he worked on violence-ridden games like Bulletstorm
and Gears of War: Judgement
. But while those games celebrated a proliferation of firearms, Chmielarz says his new title will be quite the opposite: There won't be any shooting at all.
There will be some death, however. "Take Dear Esther
, add gameplay, murder and corpses," Chmielarz said to Eurogamer this week
. "That's the closest to what The Vanishing of Ethan Carter
is." Dear Esther
was a first person exploration game more than anything, but Chmielarz added to expect slightly more interactivity in the new title. Players will play as a detective (presumably researching the titular mystery), and will find clues as the game goes on. Chmielarz said that "the focus is not on mind bending puzzles, but on unsettling discoveries."
He also said he was considering supporting the Oculus Rift, and other 3D displays and devices. The Vanishing of Ethan Carter
is set to launch on the PC later this year.