New visuals! More story! Gameplay enhancements!
Unfolding in a future version of Kraków, Poland – more specifically, within a single, extremely run-down apartment building populated by some very odd tenants – Observer is part methodically paced investigation adventure, and part breathless plunge into hallucinatory nightmare, as players, in the role of Observer detective Daniel Lazarski (voiced by the late Rutger Hauer), hop into the heads of witnesses in an attempt to track down their estranged son.
According to Bloober, Observer: System Redux will feature revamped visuals, as you’d expect from a next-gen makeover, but, more interestingly, gameplay enhancements and new story elements – some of which are teased in the reveal trailer above – are promised too. As enjoyable as the wonderfully atmospheric original was, it undoubtedly had its rough spots, so a few nips and tucks on the gameplay front would definitely be welcome.
Bloober says Observer: System Redux will be heading to “next-gen consoles”, which it seems reasonable to interpret as PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X (there’s no explicit mention of a PC version, so we’ll need to wait and see on that front), in “holiday 2020”.