Vanishing of Ethan Carter Devs Are Going to Surprise You With Witchfire

Written by Neil Soutter on Sun, Dec 10, 2017 12:09 PM
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The Vanishing of Ethan Carter developers The Astronauts pulled off a hell of a bait and switch with the reveal trailer for its latest game, Witchfire...

Uhuh, didn’t see that one coming when we knew who was behind it. It turns out though, The Astronauts are also comprised of a bunch of ex-People Can Fly devs who worked on the Painkiller series, leading to this, Witchfire; a hyper-violent, fast-paced shooter set in a gothic world full of arcane horrors.

Predictably enough, Witchfire looks gorgeous. The Astronauts are using the same photogrammetry technology used for Ethan Carter to create these near photorealistic environments. It’s actually very similar to how it’s done in Star Wars Battlefront 2. Witchfire is built from the ground up in Unreal Engine 4 though, and Astronauts “believe we can push the tech even further, with new tools, hardware, and all the experience we gathered during the development of our first game.”

It looks like it’s shaping up pretty decently, and they’ve obviously got some pedigree. The Astronauts have said it’s still early days though, so they’re not confirming much beyond that it’s coming to PC. From the looks of things, Witchfire is probably headed for a 2019 launch.

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09:30 Dec-11-2017

im just waiting for 4k 144hz monitor and i am willing to upgrade to 1080 ti sli or any future nvidia high end card crossing fingers in 2 years

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07:26 Dec-11-2017

it loooks awesome . cant wait

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06:13 Dec-11-2017

This looks good !

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22:50 Dec-10-2017

Tastes like Bloodborne + Doom cocktail

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19:44 Dec-10-2017

it looks GREAT but that's not really all that is to a game every fantasy universe needs a good story!

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17:00 Dec-10-2017

This is the stuff that deserves our money! Small studios pulling of major game projects and not demanding from us to remortgage our homes in exchange for it. Fcuk EA and other greedy bastards.

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16:51 Dec-11-2017

Best mind-set thanks to people like you true games will forever be made kudos to anyone that has the same mentality.

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15:28 Dec-10-2017

Painkiller. Now that name bring back memories. Actually , it's one of the greatest shooter after Doom left it's throne for a while. Even Doom (2016) adapted some systems from Painkiller. I really have high hope for this.

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14:37 Dec-10-2017

I didn't think anything could get me so excited metro looks so good but this this brings me back to my childhood playing doom and painkiller cannot wait for this !.

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14:18 Dec-10-2017

That's the spirit of a true gaming company :)

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13:52 Dec-10-2017

damn, looks unreal

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13:01 Dec-10-2017

It looks good. I'm looking forward to this game. Tho.. I don't think you can kill that giant turtle with a shotgun. Can you?

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12:33 Dec-10-2017

Looks like my house when my mom's angry

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12:17 Dec-10-2017

Seems dope af

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