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The Astronauts, the developer for the mysterious adventure game The Vanishing of Ethan Carter, has officially confirmed that they are working on a new game.

The Polish developer posted an ad on a Polish job listing website (the post is in Polish) where they say that they are looking for an AI programmer capable of programming an AI to work within the Unreal Engine 4. If you want to try your luck and apply, you can do so here.

The advertisement also reads that the game will not be a sequel to The Vanishing of Ethan Carter, but rather a completely new IP that will be similar to its predecessor in tone and mood only with more mechanics. Seems like fans of Ethan Carter can look forward to exploring a big, mysterious open world action-adventure with a deep storyline, a heavy focus on atmosphere and telling a good story. The game will also feature enemies that can and will attack you, which is a big change from Ethan Carter‘s lonely beauty. When the game is going to come out or when we can get a sneak preview is as of yet unknown. 

The Astronauts is a developer made up of people who worked on some very prolific video games like PainkillerBulletstorm, and Gears of War: Judgment, so it’ll be interesting to see what they can come up with next. 

Update: I accidentally jotted down ‘Afronauts’ instead of ‘Astronauts’, with the latter being the right name for the company. The former is something else entirely, and I got it mixed up. It has been fixed!

Quick Take

I’m looking forward to this to be honest. I thought the technology behind The Vanishing of Ethan Carter was very interesting, what with the photogrammetry method they used to create the game’s astonishingly realistic visuals. The game is also very atmospheric so when they say that the focus is on atmosphere and story and can’t help but feel just a little bit giddy on the inside. Let’s hope they can give us a bit of a preview in the not too distant future. I guess we’ll just have to wait and see.

Chris Anderson

Assoc. News Editor

I've been playing games since I was just barely able to walk, and I never really stopped playing them. When I'm not fulfilling my duties as assistant news editor and tech reviewer, I'm either working on music, producing one of two podcasts or doing freelance work.