British development studio thechineseroom, the outfit you may remember for its work on Dear Esther
and the upcoming Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs
, is working on an open-world, first-person game for next-generation consoles.
"We have just signed a development deal with a major publisher and are expanding our team for a next-generation console project, scheduled for release in summer 2015," a job listing for a visual FX artist
points out. A second job listing for an audio designer mentions
the unannounced game runs on CryEngine 3
, suggesting this next-gen console game is Everybody's Gone to Rapture
, the spiritual successor to Dear Esther
The official site for thechineseroom says
to expect more info on this mystery game "in late summer." In February, thechineseroom pushed back A Machine for Pigs
' launch to the second quarter of this year, between April and June.