Ask Us Anything, the Rapture PC edition!

The proverbial cat is out of the bag: Everybody's Gone to the Rapture is coming to PC! The unfortunate timing of the announcement, last Friday, meant some of you thought it was an April Fool's Joke, but it isn't.

We've received many questions on Twitter and Facebook and we'll try and answer the most frequently asked in this blog post. We'll update it if there are some burning questions that need to be addressed!

 

Is Everybody's Gone to the Rapture really REALLY coming to PC?

Yes, it really is coming to Windows PCs everywhere.

 

Are you sure it's not an April Fool's Joke?

Pretty sure! We started working on it last September, shortly after the PS4 release, and recently delivered the finished PC version to Sony.

 

Is Sony publishing Rapture on PC?

Yes. Sony is publishing the game on PC, just as they did on PS4. In case that surprises you, it won't be the first game that was previously a PlayStation-only title to come to Steam in recent memory: Helldivers did so last December, and it was also published by Sony.

 

What Operating Systems will be supported?

The game will support Windows 7, 8 and 10. There currently aren't any plans to support Mac OS or Linux.

 

Where will I be able to buy it from?

Rapture will be released exclusively on Steam. There may be plans to bring it to other online stores down the line, but that's a decision for our publisher, Sony.

 

When will it be released?

Again, the decision is in Sony's hands – as mentioned earlier, we've delivered the final build to them. They're now working on all the important stuff that a publisher does (marketing, PR, Steam store page in a huge number of languages, etc...) and evaluating what the best release date is. When we know more, we'll share the information with you!

 

Will either the Oculus Rift or the HTC Vive be supported?

There are currently no plans to officially support any VR platform on PC (or for the PS4's PlayStation VR, since many of you asked).

 

What are the minimum system requirements?

Here are the system specifications we've established during our testing – they're not entirely official until approved by Sony, but that should give you a good idea of the hardware required:
Minimum:
        OS: 64-bit Windows 7, 64-bit Windows 8 (8.1) or 64-bit Windows 10
        Processor: Intel Core i5-4570T 2.9 GHz / AMD FX-6100 3.3 GHz
        Memory: 4 GB RAM
        Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 Ti / AMD Radeon HD 6850
        DirectX: Version 11
        Storage: 8 GB available space
        Sound Card: DirectX Compatible

Recommended:
        OS: 64-bit Windows 10
        Processor: Intel Core i7-4770S 3.1 GHz / AMD FX-8320 3.5 GHz
        Memory: 8 GB RAM
        Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 770 / AMD Radeon HD 7970
        DirectX: Version 11
        Storage: 8 GB available space
        Sound Card: DirectX Compatible

 

So what's new on PC?

As you may have read in PC Gamer's interview with Dan, there are a few updates to the PC version from the PS4 release:

  • Performance improvements, and various graphical options – the game will run at a great framerate, and potentially at a much higher resolution, on a wide range of PC hardware;
  • Accessibility options:
    • A crosshair for people who may suffer from motion sickness;
    • A visual aid to all the phones and radios for the hard-of-hearing;
    • A one-button "tilt" functionality / simplified event tuning for players with mobility issues;
  • Support for keyboard & mouse -with control remapping- and for all the usual controllers (including the Steam controller!);
  • A lot of minor bug fixes (places where you could get stuck, floating objects, etc.)

 

And that's pretty much it for now - don't hesitate to comment below or to reach out on social media if you have any questions, and we'll update this post with any relevant answers!