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Observer: System Redux should be available for Linux PC too

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Observer: System Redux was announced, as the standalone definitive edition of the award-winning cyberpunk thriller from Bloober Team.

"The year is 2084. In a dark cyberpunk world shattered by plagues and wars, become a neural police detective and hack into the jagged minds of others. Make use of anything they felt, thought, or remembered to solve the case and catch the elusive killer."

With the Observer: System Redux standalone it's going to bring in three new side-cases to explore to dive deeper into the world, expanded gameplay mechanics, new secrets, redesigned stealth, additional interrogations, quality of life improvements, upgraded textures, new animations—the full works.

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After being asked about Linux for OSR on Steam, a developer replied with a clear message, "We plan to make OSR for Linux too.". With the original Observer that was available on Linux, which Bloober Team did in partnership with porter and publisher Aspyr Media, we were waiting to see if they would get Observer: System Redux on Linux too. It's interesting, as Bloober haven't worked with Aspyr Media for a while now and their previous game Blair Witch, was published by Lionsgate. So it will be interesting to see if they're doing Linux in-house this time.

If you own the original on Steam, you get an 80% discount until September 15 for pre-orders.

You can follow Observer: System Redux on the Steam page. There's no exact date for release yet but later this year.

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Patola 28 Aug
I was confused not knowing if were talking about the same first game here, because I always regarded it as >observer_ instead of Observer, so I had to re-read the article a couple times and cross-check on Steam to be sure.
yokem55 28 Aug
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This game really had a great atmosphere and story, but the narrow fov, view bobbing and light strobing really gave me a headache and some motion sickness that I _never_ get in 3d games. Not fun.
dpanter 28 Aug
Awesome news, super happy!
I also asked the "Dungeons of Edera" developer, he replied "will look into it depending on demand".
If anyone else is interested, and wants to support the discussion:

Discussion: https://steamcommunity.com/app/1131240/discussions/0/2921102177245280984/
Store: https://store.steampowered.com/app/1131240/Dungeons_of_Edera/
kokoko3k 28 Aug
"we plan" =\= "we'll do"
No preorder for me, my queue is big enough to avoid the risk.
I've still to play the first and in the meantime they put it free on epic store...
randyl 28 Aug
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I have mixed feelings about this. I'm not a fan of studios that rehash a recently released game and then charge owners of the original edition again, and even then owners only get a discount until it releases. >Observer_ was released in 2017 and that version isn't even available for purchase on Steam any longer. This feels like something that should have been an upgrade to the original, for previous owners, and maybe with the content split off as a DLC. I have several games in my library where the studio did just that, upgraded existing owners for no additional charge and/or added the content as DLC. >Observer_ had been on my quite long wishlist up until now. I almost bought it during the last Steam Summer sale, but I'm glad I held off. I want to see how they play this out.
Eike 28 Aug
Quoting: randylI have mixed feelings about this. I'm not a fan of studios that rehash a recently released game and then charge owners of the original edition again, and even then owners only get a discount until it releases. >Observer_ was released in 2017 and that version isn't even available for purchase on Steam any longer. This feels like something that should have been an upgrade to the original, for previous owners, and maybe with the content split off as a DLC. I have several games in my library where the studio did just that, upgraded existing owners for no additional charge and/or added the content as DLC. >Observer_ had been on my quite long wishlist up until now. I almost bought it during the last Steam Summer sale, but I'm glad I held off. I want to see how they play this out.

Well, for owners of the original, it also has got the price of an upgrade and DLC (5 bucks here).
*edit* Only for preorders, so not as good a deal as I thought.


Last edited by Eike on 28 August 2020 at 7:30 pm UTC
randyl 28 Aug
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Quoting: Eike
Quoting: randylI have mixed feelings about this. I'm not a fan of studios that rehash a recently released game and then charge owners of the original edition again, and even then owners only get a discount until it releases. >Observer_ was released in 2017 and that version isn't even available for purchase on Steam any longer. This feels like something that should have been an upgrade to the original, for previous owners, and maybe with the content split off as a DLC. I have several games in my library where the studio did just that, upgraded existing owners for no additional charge and/or added the content as DLC. >Observer_ had been on my quite long wishlist up until now. I almost bought it during the last Steam Summer sale, but I'm glad I held off. I want to see how they play this out.

Well, for owners of the original, it also has got the price of an upgrade and DLC (5 bucks here).
The article seems to indicate that owners only get this deal until the game officially releases.
Shmerl 28 Aug
What about GOG? The base game is there: https://www.gog.com/game/observer
Eike 28 Aug
Quoting: randyl
Quoting: Eike
Quoting: randylI have mixed feelings about this. I'm not a fan of studios that rehash a recently released game and then charge owners of the original edition again, and even then owners only get a discount until it releases. >Observer_ was released in 2017 and that version isn't even available for purchase on Steam any longer. This feels like something that should have been an upgrade to the original, for previous owners, and maybe with the content split off as a DLC. I have several games in my library where the studio did just that, upgraded existing owners for no additional charge and/or added the content as DLC. >Observer_ had been on my quite long wishlist up until now. I almost bought it during the last Steam Summer sale, but I'm glad I held off. I want to see how they play this out.

Well, for owners of the original, it also has got the price of an upgrade and DLC (5 bucks here).
The article seems to indicate that owners only get this deal until the game officially releases.

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