A new trailer released by Bloober for their upcoming release, Observer System Redux has given us an insight into just how much of a graphical upgrade next-gen consoles will see.
Here's our breakdown of everything shown off in the trailer for the re-released cyberpunk-horror title.
Observer System Redux graphics comparison video
Bloober's horror game is set to take full advantage of the PlayStation 5's powerful custom graphics card after Bloober released footage comparing their next-gen graphics to a previous build.
Focusing on the lighting effects, Bloober's Tomasz Bentkowski explained that the "skillful use of lighting made possible by next-gen technology, in combination with newly available 4K textures and special effects, has allowed us to create a world that is even more dystopian and truly cyberpunk."
"We don't only use light to create an environment that is staged for our horror experience, but we also use it to tell our story better by highlighting important things in the game."
Technology such as raytracing and HDR have clearly been utilised by the team at Bloober to create an immersive, more terrifying, horror game that will even give horror veterans a fright.
From the trailer, you can see the huge improvement in the lighting effects between the current and previous builds of System Redux. All aspects, from the puddles, to the character models, look as good as the best PS4 games such as The Last of Us Part II.
While this may be a comparison trailer, a gameplay trailer shown at the Summer of Gaming suggests this footage hasn't just been mocked up for cinematic purposes. The fact that studios outside of the PlayStation or Xbox-owned teams can create games at this level of graphical fidelity is a good indication of things to come.
You can view the trailer here:
What is Observer System Redux?
Observer System Redux is the upgraded version of Bloober's 2017 psychological horror game, Observer. Set in 2084 after the 'digital plague', players will take the role of Daniel Lazarski, a neural detective living in Kraków, who hacks into people's minds in search of clues.
Aside from visual upgrades, System Redux promises new story content that allow players to dive even deeper into the dystopian horror experience.
It is slated for launch in Holiday 2020 for both the Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5, having released on current-gen consoles in 2017 and on the Nintendo Switch in 2019.
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