The Vanishing of Ethan Carter goes to Gamescom with a strange new trailer

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A new trailer for The Vanishing of Ethan Carter has turned up at Gamescom, and while it's not particularly informative, it is a handy reminder that the game will launch next month—and that preorders for the PC release will soon be available.

In a twist I found rather oddly satisfying, the news of the looming PC preorders came as part of The Astronauts' announcement that their new game will come "first to consoles" on the PlayStation 4. "Sony has been incredibly supportive and pro-active in making sure that happens," the studio said by way of explanation on its website .

But the PC release will be first . "Of course nothing changes as for our PC release," it continued. "The game still debuts on PC in a few weeks, and only then comes to PS4 sometime next year."

"In a few weeks," to be (slightly) more specific about it, is sometime in September.

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.