Sumo has bought The Chinese Room.
We are living in a new golden age of video game music, and by way of a celebration there will be a lavish orchestral concert at the Royal Albert Hall at the end of the month (Wednesday, 30th May). It's called PlayStation in Concert and will feature an 80-piece Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, plus City of London Choir, bringing PlayStation music to life. Oh, and a light show.
UPDATE 24TH AUGUST: 11 bit Studios has told me Dreamtime (and Project 8, a name seen in some places) is a working title for the company's next big thing. Former Witcher developer Artur Ganszyniec is leading a team making something "totally different" to games 11 bit has done before, senior marketing manager Karol Zajączkowski told me. But until Frostpunk is finished and released we won't hear anything more.
Like the music from The Elder Scrolls, Fallout and Everybody's Gone to the Rapture? Then you may be interested in an event happening next month.
Classic FM will launch a new video game music show.
The station will host the UK's first weekly radio series dedicated to symphonic video game music - and Everybody's Gone to the Rapture composer and The Chinese Room co-founder Jessica Curry will present it.
The six-week series starts on 22nd April and will run every Saturday from 9pm to 10pm. Worth keeping an eye on!
UPDATE 2ND NOVEMBER: The issue preventing people picking up Everybody's Gone to the Rapture, for free, as part of their PlayStation Plus November membership, still remains.
Sony has announced its free PlayStation Plus offerings for November and it includes The Chinese Room's excellent end of the world drama Everybody's Gone To The Rapture.
We're leaving the European Union, and the video game community has reacted in the best way possible: they've created a Twitter hashtag.
Everybody's Gone to the Rapture, Dear Esther and Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs developer The Chinese Room has revealed that its next game will be an isometric RPG called Total Dark. That's a far cry from its previous work that's all more or less fallen under the dreadful "walking simulator" moniker.
BAFTA-nominated PlayStation 4 adventure Everybody's Gone to the Rapture will get a release on PC.
The game was previously spotted on Steam's database and in patch notes for the most recent AMD graphics drivers. Now, Brighton-based developer The Chinese Room has made it official.
There's no release date yet, but from the previous sightings of the game it would seem close to release.
This year's BAFTA Game Awards include a whopping 10 nominations for Everybody's Gone to the Rapture.
Jessica Curry has quit her role as studio co-head of Everybody's Gone to the Rapture developer The Chinese Room.
There's a row brewing over whether the soundtrack to PlayStation 4 exclusive Everybody's Gone to the Rapture should be a part of the UK's official classical music chart.
Everybody's Gone to the Rapture is a narrative-driven exploration game to enjoy at your own leisure. Some players are finding it a bit too leisurely, however, since the PlayStation 4 exclusive has a fairly slow walking speed and no apparent option to run.
Dear Esther developer The Chinese Room has released a new trailer for its latest mystery opus Everybody's Gone To The Rapture, due 11th August on PS4.
As stated on the PlayStation Blog, it will go for $19.99, but PS Plus members will receive a 20 per cent discount on pre-orders. A dynamic desktop theme will also come with all copies of Rapture purchased worldwide during its first two weeks on sale.
The Chinese Room recently revealed the game's cast, which includes Merle Dandridge (Alyx Vance in Half Life 2 and Marlene in The Last of Us) as Dr Katherine Collins, a central figure in the game's mystery.
Everybody's Gone to the Rapture comes out on 11th August.
Dear Esther developer The Chinese Room - which I only lived a few doors away from not three months ago - has revealed a new trailer for its intriguing PS4 game Everybody's Gone to the Rapture.
It hints at the story behind this apparently idyllic English countryside village being suddenly deserted.
"This is a special announcement by the Special Emergencies Committee," says a voice in an English radio broadcast manner. "Due to exceptional circumstances, radio and television in this area has [sic] been brought under the control of the EMC, as per the Crisis Preparedness and Action Bill of 1982.
UPDATE 31/1 4PM: Sony Santa Monica boss Shannon Studstill wrote all about the move on the PlayStation Blog, in a post that passed us by.
Dear Esther developer thechineseroom's upcoming game, Everybody's Gone to the Rapture, is heading to PS4, Sony announced today during its Gamescom press conference.
First-person thinker Dear Esther's developer The Chinese Room has revealed numerous details about its upcoming CryEngine 3 PC game Everybody's Gone to the Rapture.