Aspyr Media and Bloober Team's first-person psychological horror Observer is out now. The game follows the story of Detective Daniel Lazarski, voiced by cyberpunk star Rutger Hauer. Observer is available for PC, PS4, and Xbox One.
Aspyr Media and Bloober Team's attempt at answering the question "What would you do if your fears were hacked?" is a first-person psychological horror game developed by the creators of Layers of Fear. The game focuses on Detective Daniel Lazarski, voiced by Rutger Hauer, a neural detective given the authority to hack and invade suspects’ minds. Black Mirror stuff right there.
The game's story reminds a bit of Equilibrium as well:
"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. You are Daniel 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."
Observer will have you "uncovering meaning behind imagery" in order to solve its puzzles and "exercise your morality by making difficult choices in the futuristic slums, where the law is what you make it".
Players who purchase >observer_ for PC through , will receive a copy of Layers of Fear, Bloober Team’s 2016 horror game, 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.