Observer Is Being Remastered For PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X

Observer Is Being Remastered For PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X

Bloober Team’s psychological cyberpunk-horror Observer is coming to next gen consoles in 2020.

Observer stars Rutger Hauer as a future detective in the year 2084 who hacks the minds of criminals to discover the truth of their crimes. It was first released in 2017 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Windows PC, Linux and Mac and was released for the Nintendo Switch in 2019. The game is widely regarded as one of the best titles of its release year and has since gained a cult following.

Observer: System Redux, its next gen remaster, was announced Friday with a reveal trailer that showed off supremely slick new visuals. It’s one of the first glimpses we’ve gotten at just how gorgeous next-gen gameplay will look and it’s frankly a bit stunning.

You can check out the trailer below:

It’s more than a bit haunting to see Rutger Hauer brought back to life in such detailed fashion — Hauer voices protagonist Daniel Lazarski in the game and also provides his facial likeness.

The rest of the game looks just as awesome. The trailer takes players through a grim, Blade Runner-inspired city filled with creepy mannequins and mind-bending sci-fi goodness. It’s also a fair bit gory, with blood-stained floors looking genuinely stomach-turning.

While 2019’s trailer for Hellblade 2 was our first real look at next-gen visuals, Observer: System Redux‘s trailer is next level, showing off just how immersive and gorgeous graphics on the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X have the potential to be.

In addition to new visuals, Observer: System Redux will provide players with expanded gameplay that includes new story content.

The game is slated for release during the first quarter of 2020, likely coinciding with the releases of the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X.

Observer Explores The Scary Side Of Cyberpunk

The image above is that of a woman trapped at the moment before her violent death, endlessly repeating the combination to a secret door she'll never reach. It's just one small sliver of the sci-fi mind-fuckery that awaits in the Rutger Hauer-voiced cyberpunk horror game Observer.

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  • Love Observer. Not for everyone, but if you like cyberpunk as a genre then it does dystopian mind-f@#k well.

  • Great game. Not sure if it needs a next gen re-release though? Would love a new Bloober team next-gen horror game though.

    • For consoles, it absolutely does. The current gen console release was a frustrating experience. I’m usually pretty forgiving when it comes to performance/frame rate, but frame rate would drop severely throughout the game to the point where it ruined any immersion for me. It was a shame, too, because it was a genuinely interesting game with some great ideas.

  • Have had this game sitting in my EGS library for over a year now since getting it in one of their free deals. Always assumed it to be some crappy indie title. This is the first time I’ve heard it be praised. Love horror games so will have to actually give it a go.

  • This game always makes me think of The Final Cut, especially since the guy looks somewhat like an old Robin Williams.

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