Observer Asks, “What if Your Fears Get Hacked?” This Summer

Thursday, May 11th, 2017

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Bloober Team announced via the PlayStation Blog that their cyberpunk horror game, Observer, comes out this summer. Your fears will be hacked either on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, or PC.

Bloober Team also released a sample of Observer’s soundtrack:

Rafal Basaj of Bloober Team described the team’s thought process behind the game:

The original idea for Observer stemmed from a simple question: what would you do if your fears were hacked?

With that very unsettling thought, the universe of Observer began to take shape: a retro cyberpunk world, with a heavy dose of Eastern European flavor. Low life, high tech, with an all-powerful corporation up to no good. Because cyberpunk.

What would law enforcement look like in this oppressive dystopia? That’s when we imagined the Observers, an elite neural police unit with the authority to hack into suspects brains via their neural implants, which everyone totally has now because it’s 2084. A tool of convenience for the user, a way to communicate with friends and family and catch up on old VR movies — a tool of surveillance and oppression for government. We hope this idea scares you as much as it scares us.

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About Tyler Trosper

Tyler Trosper graduated Ball State University with a major in Creative Writing and a minor in Professional Writing. Originally joining Operation Rainfall as an anime news writer, he also writes gaming news and dabbles in reviews. His one true love in life is Xenosaga, and he prays daily for a fourth game.