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May 15, 2023

Layers of Fear delayed a month, but you can see the PC system requirements, watch the intro cinematic, and play the demo now

From Press Release:

Kraków, Poland – May 15th, 2023 –  Bloober Team, in collaboration with co-developer Anshar Studios, is thrilled to announce that Layers of Fear (2023), the latest installment in the critically-acclaimed franchise of the same name, will launch on June 15th, 2023. The game will be available for Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 5, and PC via Steam and the Epic Game Store.

To provide players with a little taste of the horrors that await, Bloober Team has released a new demo of Layers of Fear (2023) on Steam. This playable sneak-peek will be available until May 22nd at 3pm PT, and it offers a chilling glimpse into the unsettling world of The Writer, the game’s third and final protagonist. Explore her story as it serves as a nexus to connect the story threads of the previous installments. Additionally, the development team has unveiled the game’s spine-tingling intro cinematic, which sets the stage for the psychological terror players will encounter.

Layers of Fear (2023) stands as one of the pioneers in utilizing the highly-anticipated Unreal Engine 5. Harnessing the power of its cutting-edge technology, the game supports Ray Tracing, HDR and 4K resolution, resulting in heightened visual accuracy, stunning in-game reflections, and overall immersive graphical fidelity. Furthermore, Layers of Fear (2023) utilizes Lumen global illumination to achieve eye-catching dynamic lighting, Niagara visual effects to create particle effects in real time, and Action System Controls to improve the development process and optimization of all gameplay mechanics. The upcoming horror chronicle aims to push the boundaries of visual storytelling in the psychological horror genre.

A full breakdown of minimum and recommended system requirements can be found below, including specific use cases for Ray Tracing.

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“We are thrilled to announce the release date for Layers of Fear and to bring this definitive horror experience to players on Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 5, and PC, on June 15th” said Piotr Babieno, CEO of Bloober Team. “With the power of Unreal Engine 5, we’ve been able to create a game that visually surpasses our previous works, delivering an unforgettable journey into the minds of tormented artists. We are excited for both new and returning players to jump in”.

Key Features:

  • The Ultimate Layers of Fear Experience – The series’s crowning work casts an overarching narrative over the entire franchise.
  • Horror Reimagined – Everything in the Layers of Fear series melds together into a single experience, including all DLCs, so players can find all the answers they seek.
  • Shocking New Looks – Enhanced with Unreal Engine 5’s improved technology. This version offers a more immersive horror experience with the addition of Ray Tracing, HDR, 4K resolution, and the Lumen system.
  • Psychological Horror – A grim but gripping first-person psychedelic horror game focused on tense exploration, puzzle-solving, and immersive storytelling. Discover what lies in the depths of the human psyche with this mature, cathartic game.
  • New tricks – New brand-new core mechanics that will be introduced to Layers of Fear and its sequel, as well as additional features, so all the chapters and stories will blend seamlessly
  • Horror Through the Many Lenses of Art – Explore the depths of obsession with three different stories of craft-obsessed protagonists (The Painter, The Actor and The Writer) which are interwoven to create a truly immersive experience and gripping storyline
  • Classical, Ominous Soundtrack – Hauntingly beautiful soundtrack composed by the highly-acclaimed musician Arek Reikowski. He has composed a hypnotic score that adds an extra layer of tension to the game and will leave you on the edge of your seat

Layers of Fear is being published by Bloober Team and co-developed by Bloober Team and Anshar Studios and will be available on June 15th, 2023 on Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 5 and PC through Steam and the Epic Games Store. To be up-to-date with the latest news, wishlist the game over on Steam and follow Bloober Team on TwitterFacebook, and Instagram.