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Crazy cyberpunk horror game 'observer' is coming to Linux on October 24th

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We've had it confirmed to us directly today from Aspyr Media that observer [Steam, Official Site] is going to release for Linux next week on October 24th.

Here's the original launch trailer:

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About the game:

What would you do if your fears were hacked? >observer_ is a cyberpunk horror game from Bloober Team, the creators of Layers of Fear. Discover a dark cyberpunk world beset by plagues, war and squalor. Play as the new front line of neural police as you hack into the jagged minds of the insane.


  • Observe and Report - You are Dan 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.
  • A Dark Dystopia - 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. But they can’t hide from you.
  • Interactive Insanity - As you hack into the unstable minds of criminals and victims to look for clues, you will relive their darkest fears, forcing you to question your own reality -- and your sanity.
  • A New Horror from the Creators of Layers of Fear - The largest and most frightening world yet from Bloober Team! Lose yourself -- and your sanity -- in the dark dystopia that is 2084. >observer_ is a horror experience meant for mature audiences. What you see will disturb you.

We're hoping to do a release day livestream depending on the release timings (Twitch link) and a review a few days after release too, so keep your eyes peeled for those!

I thought Layers of Fear was really quite interesting, but this cyberpunk setting suits my tastes a lot more. I'm both excited and scared to play it on Linux.

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ziabice 19 Oct, 2017
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great news!
Jan 19 Oct, 2017
I just hope the Linux version will also come to GOG on October 24. :-)
g000h 19 Oct, 2017
I noticed a GOG icon at the end of the video, next to the Steam and Console icons. Does look like a pretty interesting release.
Nezchan 19 Oct, 2017
I think we just found Samsai's new livestream project!
Feist 19 Oct, 2017
Super! With "Riskers" just released and "Observer" in a few days and then (hopefully) "Battlechasers" and "Ruiner" soon thereafter, this is shaping up to be a great month.

Still, "Observer" is probably the linux-title that I have the highest hope this autumn, until "Rise of TR" shows up.
Luke_Nukem 19 Oct, 2017
Sheeeeeiiittt... It looks intense!

"Bloober Team" as a name for them is totally at odds with what they create.
Xpander 19 Oct, 2017
Can't wait to get my hands on it. Looks really good
scaine 19 Oct, 2017
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I always buy these kinds of games, then hate the torment of actually playing them! WHY???

Oh, alright then.
Beamboom 19 Oct, 2017
I'm so totally gonna buy it and never get past the tutorial phase, like I always do with scary games. I'm scared even before it gets scary.
Ardje 19 Oct, 2017
Quoting: KelsI think we just found Samsai's new livestream project!
You mean the livestreaming of buying and installing observer?
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