Rime and Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture, two of the PS4’s most promising indie exclusives, might not be out before year’s end.
An article posted earlier today on the UK PlayStation site, since pulled, appended a list of 2014 indie releases with a statement that those two titles were “coming to PlayStation platforms a little further down the line.”
When contacted by VideoGamer, an SCEE rep explained that the company does not have any firm release window locked down for either game. There’s still every chance that one or both titles will be out before December, but it’s clear that Sony isn’t confident enough at this stage to commit publicly.
Both Rime and Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture were first announced were first revealed at Gamescom 2013. At the time, Sony didn’t provide any indication of when they might be available, and no official announcements have been made since. Despite that, it’s been widely believed (and even reported on Wikipedia) that both games would be out during 2014.
Rime, developed by Spanish studio TequilaWorks, looks to blend the lonely, minimalist exploration and adventure gameplay of classic PS2 title Ico with bright cel-shaded graphics reminiscent of The Wind Waker.
Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture is the next project from Dear Esther and Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs developer The Chinese Room. The game will play a heavy emphasis on its narrative, which follows six different characters in a British village during what appears to be the Biblical apocalypse.