Launching now on PS4, Xbox One, and Steam, >observer_ is set to deliver moral quandaries and psychological scares in spades
AUSTIN, TEXAS — Already in the running for Game of the Year on many outlets’ lists, Aspyr Media and Bloober Team attempt to answer a terrifying question in newly released >observer_: What would you do if your fears were hacked? Play as Detective Daniel Lazarski, a neural detective given the authority to hack and invade suspects’ minds. Featuring cyberpunk legend Rutger Hauer (Blade Runner), >observer_ is a first-person psychological horror experience that focuses in on a dark, dystopian vision of the future. Developed by the creators of Layers of Fear, >observer_ is a horror experience meant for mature audiences.
Today only on Chrono.GG, players who purchases >observer_ on PC, will receive a copy of Layers of Fear, Bloober Team’s 2016 masterpiece of horror, for free. Additionally, all players who own Layers of Fear in their Steam library will automatically receive a 20-percent discount when they purchase >observer_. This offer is valid until August 29.
>observer_ is available on PC, PS4, and Xbox One for $29.99.
European version of >observer_ will be available on August 16.
>observer_ introduces players to a frightening concept: How would it feel if your fears could be weaponized against you? Det. Daniel Lazarski is an “Observer”; part of a corporate-funded, specialized police unit with full legal clearance to tap directly into a target’s mind via neural implant. A cryptic message from your estranged son sets you on a journey to the drug-ridden Class C slums of Krakow, Poland. As you hack into the minds of criminals and victims alike to uncover the truth of the mysterious communique, you are forced into a surreal landscape of the resident’s darkest fears.
>observer_ holds the same fantastic pacing of Layers Of Fear, using modern themes to illustrate a society where hacking people’s nightmares is a reality. The game questions the moral implications of using people’s most guarded memories as weapons. Delve into people’s most disturbing internal struggles to find the answers you seek.
Seek and solve clues to help rid the city of its seedy underbelly in a futuristic, Blade Runner-esque narrative.
- Hack into the twisted minds of criminals and their victims as you traverse a surreal landscape, uncovering meaning behind imagery
- Unique cyberpunk setting, as players find themselves in 2084 AD, Krakow, Poland
- Genre-defining “hidden horror” gameplay in an unsettling, dark atmosphere, emphasizing a deeper, primal terror over jump scares
- Exercise your morality by making difficult choices in the futuristic slums, where the law is what you make it
About Bloober Team
Bloober Team SA is an independent producer of video games, known for their difficulty and challenging gameplay. The company was founded in 2008 by Peter Babieno and Peter Bielatowicz. The business began with contract work, however, after obtaining the necessary experience and gathering a talented team, Bloober Team began work on its own projects. The overall aim of the company is to create sophisticated, character driven titles with unique worlds, designed for the most demanding of customers.
About Aspyr Media
Established in 1996 and headquartered in Austin, TX, Aspyr is the leading publisher of Mac® games, bringing blockbuster gaming franchises including Call of Duty®, Sid Meier’s Civilization®, Star Wars™, Borderlands™, SimCity™, and more to Mac computers around the world.
They also develop and publish interactive entertainment for Mobile, Linux, and Windows PC platforms.
Aspyr works closely with other major video game developers and publishers, including 2K Games, Activision, Electronic Arts, Gearbox Software, and others, to provide the best gaming experiences for their audience.