The Astronauts are currently hard at work prepping The Vanishing of Ethan Carter for a PS4 release, but they’ve also been rather quiet on a few details regarding the development of the game.
According to The Astronaut’s Twitter feed, they have ported The Vanishing of Ethan Carter to the Unreal Engine 4 for the PS4 build. As revealed by the tweet, the Unreal Engine 3 does not support next-generation consoles which was the main reason for the move.
@matthewgcooke This + more mundane reason: UE3 does not support current gen consoles :) Also, “porting” is a nice way to learn UE4.
— The Astronauts (@TheAstroCrew) March 23, 2015
But, this has also given The Astronauts a chance to learn Unreal Engine 4 on the fly as well according to their account.
The Astronauts are currently testing builds of TVoEC on the PS4, so the game should be nearing completion. Hopefully we’ll be getting a release date announcement soon as I’m itching to play the game on my PS4. Stay tuned to OnlySP for further news on The Vanishing of Ethan Carter’s PS4 port.