Announced in 2018, Everywhere was very discreet for four years before returning to the front of the stage at Gamescom. This is a very enigmatic game, which nevertheless attracts the attention of many players. Why ? Quite simply, because it is the first game from Leslie Benzies, the former president of Rockstar North and producer of all the titles in the Grand Theft Auto (GTA) series.
As we have just discovered the first official trailer during Gamescom, it is time to make a first point to list all the things that we know so far about this game which has great ambitions to mark and revolutionize the game. video game industry.
Everywhere: why so much enthusiasm?
In 2016, after more than 15 years at the helm of Rockstar North, Leslie Benzies stepped down and left a big hole in Rockstar Games history. The man had been a producer of Rockstar games for a few years. Red Dead Redemption, Max Payne 3, LA Noire or even GTA V, he had supervised the production of all of these masterpieces. Since 2001, he was the head of the development of all the GTAs (GTA III, Vice City, San Andreas, GTA IV, etc.).
Unfortunately, this departure was not wanted, and according to recent statements and ongoing lawsuits, it was Take Two Interactive, Rockstar’s parent company, which pushed Leslie to leave.
Thus, in 2017, the former vice-president of Rockstar North (the most important subsidiary of Rockstar Games), and the former producer of all the GTAs and the main games of the starred firm announced the creation of his studio: Build A Rocket Boy. In the process, he announced the development of his first game: Everywhere.
From this announcement, a great expectation began to be made around this first title with a large community of GTA and Rockstar fans who began to follow the project. After four years without news, Leslie Benzies breaks the silence and reveals a first glimpse of his game. Here is what we know so far.
When will Everywhere be released?
Nowadays [le 05 septembre 2022], we don’t have an official release date. According to the first statements from the Build A Rocket Boy studio, the game would be expected for 2023, without further details.
On which consoles will Everywhere be released?
Again, no official information. It’s unclear if the game will be a PC exclusive or if it will also come to PS5 and Xbox Series X/S. On the other hand, there is very little chance that the title will be available on PS4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch.
What will be the weight of the game on consoles?
No information yet.
Will there be multiple editions of Everywhere?
No information yet.
What will be the price of Everywhere and its potential editions?
No information yet.
Will Everywhere be the sequel to a game?
No, this is a new license, so the game will start from scratch and be available to all players. It is related to no other game.
What kind of Everywhere will it be?
Everywhere will be much more than a video game. According to the first information given by the Build A Rocket Boy studio, it should be a social network where players can meet and play together, do activities and even view multimedia content.
Over the past four years, many job offers and patents have been spotted by the fan communities. The set is detailed in this recap video from the French fan community Build A Rocket Mag’. We learn that the game should offer two parts.
A first “normal” part allowing players to find themselves and play normally as in all video games. There should be a central HUB where players can meet, talk, chat, and travel to different worlds allowing them to play different games, be it shooters, races, etc.
A second part in VR would be available with an artistic direction (graphics) different from the first “normal” part of Everywhere. It would thus be possible to do other activities with friends, but in virtual reality such as watching Twitch broadcasts, listening to Spotify playlists or even watching Netflix via an API. According to the patents that have been found by fans, there will be many game modes that will be accessible only in the virtual reality world.
On the official website, the game description states that Everywhere will be “a game, a community and a new world. In the near future, technology has brought humanity to the brink of global change. There are those who want to use this technology for their own benefit, and those who want to use it to help all of humanity. Are we going to look to the stars? Or just look at our feet? will we be inspired? Or live in fear? ».
To put it simply, Everywhere should be one of the first Metavers à la Ready Player One. Moreover, the title of Steven Spielberg is mentioned in some of the studio’s job offers. According to a job posting from the studio, Everywhere is a triple-A open-world, multiplayer experience featuring several epic narratives divided into multiple chapters. Players will be able to create their own worlds, and have deeper social and streaming interactions. All game content will be generated by players in a gigantic virtual “sandbox” game. VR compatibility is confirmed by these job postings, stating that the game’s various narratives will span multiple years.
Will there be an online mode?
Yes, Everywhere will be primarily an online game. Leslie Benzies, Build A Rocket Boy studio head and development director announced in 2017 that the goal of the game was “to create a platform where players can be entertained, and also entertain others while blurring the lines between reality and a simulated world […] I see a future where we don’t refer to single player or multiplayer – we just choose when we play and if we want to hang out with others or if we want to be alone. We’re making ‘Everywhere’ as seamless as possible so players don’t have to think about switching between modes except when it helps gameplay.”. Thus, Everywhere would be a multiplayer game in which it would be possible to play alone.
Will there be a single player mode for Everywhere?
As previously explained, Everywhere should be a multiplayer game in which it will be possible to play alone. We have no further confirmations at this time.
How does Everywhere compare to Fortnite or GTA Online?
With its Metaverse side, Everywhere intends to compete with Fortnite. Much more than a video game, the Build A Rocket Boy teams intend to offer events that go beyond the world of Gaming.
In 2017, Matthew Smith, one of the co-directors of the project announced: “If a future president chooses to make political announcements in Everywhere, that’s something I would definitely find interesting”. Thus, five years ago, the Build A Rocket Boy teams were already planning to use their game as a communication platform, allowing for publicity stunts like Fortnite with Travis Scott concerts, trailers for Star Wars or collaborations with major pop culture licenses.
Regarding GTA Online, Everywhere is intended to be a huge virtual sandbox allowing you to play a multitude of games. Whether shooting games, racing games and much more. To date, the biggest virtual sandbox is GTA Online. Everywhere and Leslie Benzies will they be able to tackle Rockstar and GTA?
Will the game be available on the new PlayStation Plus or Game Pass?
For the moment, no information on this subject.
All about Everywhere in 5 questions
What is the release date of Everywhere?
The game would be expected for 2023 without further details.
Will the game be a sequel?
No, this is a new license.
What kind of game is Everywhere?
Everywhere should be more than a video game. A platform, a social network. This is clearly the first game that will come close to Ready Player One’s Metaverse.
Will the game be compatible with VR?
Yes, Everywhere will have a VR part and a non-VR part.
Will Everywhere be a multiplayer game?
Yes, it will be a multiplayer game in which we can play alone.