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The Vanishing of Ethan Carter in action

A new trailer for The Astronauts' The Vanishing of Ethan Carter offers a glimpse into the game's world, showing how the team's use of photogrammetry technology has allowed them to build realistic-looking environments.

Photogrammetry is the process of taking thousands of photos of objects and running them through software that will help render them with more realistic shades and textures. The Astronauts are using this technology to build Ethan Carter's world and rendering the game in Unreal Engine.

The trailer above was captured in-game, but be warned: The trailer isn't all gorgeous landscapes and blue skies, with some pretty graphic violence playing out close to the end.

In the game, players step into the shoes of Paul Prospoero, an occult detective tasked finding a missing boy named Ethan Carter. Players must unravel the mystery behind his disappearance and find him. The Vanishing of Ethan Carter was announced early last year and is slated to launch for Windows PC later this year.

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