Observer, from developer Blooper Team, is one of the most frightening and intense horror game experiences this generation. It received rave reviews from critics, and fans, when it released on 15th August 2017. Now, Blooper Team has announced Observer: System Redux for PlayStation 5(PS5) and Xbox Series X.
Observer: System Redux is rebuilt, and augmented for the next-generation of hardware. The game will release in "Holiday 2020", giving it the same release window as the PS5 and Xbox Series X. The game will likely release on PC at the same time.
Experience Observer: System Redux in all its next-gen glory. Dive deeper into this dystopian reality thanks to expanded gameplay and brand-new story content!#blooberteam #cyberpunk #horrorgame #horrorgames #darkscifi #game #games #gaming #observerredux #observergame pic.twitter.com/lt4ifIJPBc— Observer System Redux (@ObserverRedux) April 16, 2020
Observer: System Redux is more than just a graphical upgrade, however, as the game will have a brand-new story, and expanded gameplay.
For those who've never played the original game, it is a cyberpunk horror title set in 2084. The story follows protagonist Dan Lazarski (voiced by the now-diseased Rutger Hauer), in a dark future where a digital plague killed a multitude of people who “chose to augment their minds and bodies.”
The announcement reads:
"Veteran Observers can dive deeper into this dystopian reality thanks to expanded gameplay and brand-new story content, while newcomers will get the chance to experience this cyberpunk thriller in all its chilling next-gen glory.
Considered one of the scariest games currently available, and one the best cyberpunk games coming to next-generation consoles, System Redux is the definitive vision of this thriller tale, coming for the 2020 holiday season."
Check out the next-gen announcement trailer, in 4K 60FPS below, which features some new story elements fans of the original might pick up on.