Aspyr have announced they will soon reveal new information about Observer System Redux.
The announcement came via the game’s Facebook group [1, 2, 3, 4, 5], revealing that a “next-gen reveal” would be coming soon. However, Gematsu reports that at one point the banner image stated the full reveal would be coming April 16th.
This may have been an intentional tease, as the game is focused around memory. However, it is more likely a mistake, or a change of plans due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The original 2017 Observer (also stylized as >observer_) takes place in 2048, after the nanophage and ensuing war devastated Poland. Now, Daniel Lazarski (Rutger Hauer) is an Observer, a detective who can hack into people’s minds to interrogate them and learn secrets from their feelings, memories, and fears.
You can find the teaser trailer below.
You can find the rundown on Observer System Redux (via Facebook) below.
“The year is 2084. In a dark cyberpunk world shattered by plagues and wars, become a neural detective and hack into the minds of others. Make use of anything they felt, thought or remembered to solve the case and catch the elusive killer.”
You can find the rundown on the original Observer (via Steam) below.
What would you do if your fears were hacked? >observer_ is a cyberpunk horror game from Bloober Team, the creators of Layers of Fear. Discover a dark cyberpunk world beset by plagues, war and squalor. Play as the new front line of neural police as you hack into the jagged minds of the insane.
- Observe and Report – You are Dan Lazarski, an elite neural detective known as an Observer, and part of a corporate-funded police unit whose purpose is to hack and invade suspects’ minds. In this future, anything you think, feel, or remember can be used against you in a court of law.
- A Dark Dystopia – The year is 2084. If you somehow survived the Nanophage, odds are you were killed in the War. Those who live have turned to drugs, VR, neural implants— anything to distract themselves from this new reality. But they can’t hide from you.
- Interactive Insanity – As you hack into the unstable minds of criminals and victims to look for clues, you will relive their darkest fears, forcing you to question your own reality — and your sanity.
- A New Horror from the Creators of Layers of Fear – The largest and most frightening world yet from Bloober Team! Lose yourself — and your sanity — in the dark dystopia that is 2084. >observer_ is a horror experience meant for mature audiences. What you see will disturb you.
We will keep you informed as we learn more about Observer System Redux.
Observer is available for Windows PC, Mac, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.