Occult mystery game The Vanishing of Ethan Carter comes to consoles first on PlayStation 4.

Adrian Chmielarz, founder of developer The Astronauts, explained the decision in a blog post.

"Because Sony has been incredibly supportive and pro-active in making sure that happens," he said. "It's as simple as that, really."

The PC versions continues unaffected, Chmielarz said, and launches in a few weeks. The PS4 version comes out at some point in 2015.

Meanwhile, The Astronauts released a new video to coincide with the PS4 announcement. It focuses on one of the murders that Paul Prospero, the game's occult-minded detective, solves when investigating Ethan Carter's disappearance.

The Astronauts is an eight-person team founded by former People Can Fly (Painkiller, Bulletstorm, Gears of War: Judgment) developers.

The Vanishing of Ethan Carter is described as a first-person story-driven mystery game that revolves around exploration and discovery. The story and aesthetic mixes pulp and horror into a video game detective thriller inspired by the likes of H.P. Lovecraft. There is no combat. It's less about pure terror and more about "clammy unease".

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