Cyberpunk ‘Hidden Horror’ Game Observer Releasing on August 15 for PC/XO/PS4


Cyberpunk horror game Observer will be releasing on August 15 for PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4 and a new gameplay trailer has been released.

Created by Layers of Fear developer Blooper Team, Observer holds the same pacing of Layers Of Fear, and uses “modern themes to illustrate a society where hacking people's nightmares is a reality.” You can check out the new gameplay trailer alongside a set of screenshots below:

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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.

Key Features

  • 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, placing an emphasis on deeper primal terror over jump scare

“If you played our first game, Layers of Fear, you know that we make a different kind of horror”, Blooper Team said last month. “Something a bit more cerebral, emotional, and psychological; We like to call it ‘hidden horror’. We think of hidden horror as a subgenre. There are a million different types of action games out there, but you don’t see that kind of diversity in horror games. Most horror games are designed completely around survival.”

For those wondering – the character displayed in the main image above is indeed Cyberpunk legend Rutger Hauer from Bladerunner as Detective Dan Lazarski.