AMD outs Everybody's Gone to the Rapture on PC in Radeon driver update

Everybody's Gone To The Rapture

I was tremendously disappointed when The Chinese Room announced that Everybody's Gone to the Rapture, which came out last August, would be exclusive to the PlayStation 4. Say what you will about “walking simulators,” but I thought Dear Esther was a powerful piece of work, and I was looking forward to seeing what the studio could do with that success to build upon. But then a few months ago came hope: The game turned up in a SteamDB listing, and then a month after that, the entry was updated with banner art.

Even with all those clues, the possibility that it was a hoax remained, but now AMD has erased any doubt. Not with a big reveal or a GDC presentation, but in the “highlights” notes for its latest Radeon driver. The new driver, it says, includes support for the Oculus Rift SDK 1.3, and updated Crossfire profiles for Hitman and—ta-dah!—Everybody's Gone to the Rapture.

I've reached out to The Chinese Room for confirmation, but given the accumulating evidence, it seems almost certain that Everybody's Gone to the Rapture is headed our way—and probably in the not-too-distant future. We'll keep you posted.

Thanks, Reddit.

Andy Chalk

Andy has been gaming on PCs from the very beginning, starting as a youngster with text adventures and primitive action games on a cassette-based TRS80. From there he graduated to the glory days of Sierra Online adventures and Microprose sims, ran a local BBS, learned how to build PCs, and developed a longstanding love of RPGs, immersive sims, and shooters. He began writing videogame news in 2007 for The Escapist and somehow managed to avoid getting fired until 2014, when he joined the storied ranks of PC Gamer. He covers all aspects of the industry, from new game announcements and patch notes to legal disputes, Twitch beefs, esports, and Henry Cavill. Lots of Henry Cavill.