The Astronauts remade The Vanishing of Ethan Carter using Unreal Engine 4, instead of Unreal Engine 3, which was used to make the original game.
The Vanishing of Ethan Carter Redux is now available through Steam as a free update. Not only does it make the game look much more detailed and beautiful than it already was, but it also adds new features.
Here is a list of all the new features alongside the trailer below:
- A new save system: Now the game simply saves the state of the whole world right after most player actions, so you can exit the game at any time and when you come back the world will be restored as expected.
- Invisible or barely visible streaming of new areas: You can run from one corner of Red Creek Valley to another nearly without a hitch. In the UE3 version, the streaming could freeze the game for a second or so, depending on the PC.
- No more backtracking: Some PC players complained about the need for backtracking at the end of the game. It’s not always the case, but it’s hard to explain why without spoiling the game.