The acclaimed horror franchise, Layers of Fear, is set to reach its chilling crescendo with the release of Layers of Fear (2023) on June 15th, 2023. Bloober Team, in collaboration with co-developer Anshar Studios, has crafted an experience that combines all the previous instalments into a unified narrative. This highly anticipated game will be available on Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 5, and PC via Steam and the Epic Games Store, promising a psychological terror like never before.
To give players a glimpse into the unsettling world of Layers of Fear (2023), Bloober Team has unveiled a playable demo on Steam, which will be available until May 22nd at 3 pm PT. The demo allows players to delve into the story of The Writer, the third and final protagonist, whose narrative intertwines with the threads of the previous games. Additionally, the development team has shared the spine-tingling intro cinematic, setting the stage for the psychological horrors players will encounter.
Layers of Fear (2023) cinematic intro
Layers of Fear (2023) embraces the cutting-edge Unreal Engine 5, harnessing its power to deliver heightened visual accuracy and stunning in-game reflections. The game supports Ray Tracing, HDR, and 4K resolution, offering an immersive graphical fidelity that pushes the boundaries of visual storytelling in the psychological horror genre. With the implementation of Lumen global illumination, dynamic lighting becomes a captivating feature, while Niagara visual effects bring real-time particle effects to life. The Action System Controls improve gameplay mechanics and optimization, resulting in a truly atmospheric and unforgettable experience.
Piotr Babieno, CEO of Bloober Team, expressed his excitement about the upcoming release, stating, “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. 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 of Layers of Fear (2023) include:
- The Ultimate Layers of Fear Experience: The franchise’s crowning work weaves an overarching narrative throughout the entire series.
- Horror Reimagined: Layers of Fear (2023) brings together all the DLCs and melds them into a single, comprehensive experience, providing players with all the answers they seek.
- Shocking New Looks: Enhanced with Unreal Engine 5’s advanced technology, the game offers a more immersive horror experience with Ray Tracing, HDR, 4K resolution, and the Lumen system.
- Psychological Horror: Immerse yourself in a first-person psychedelic horror game focused on tense exploration, puzzle-solving, and immersive storytelling, delving into the depths of the human psyche.
- New Tricks: Introducing brand-new core mechanics and additional features that seamlessly blend all the chapters and stories in Layers of Fear and its sequel.
- Horror Through the Many Lenses of Art: Embark on the journeys of three craft-obsessed protagonists – The Painter, The Actor, and The Writer – whose stories are interwoven to create a truly immersive and gripping narrative.
- Classical, Ominous Soundtrack: Enjoy a hauntingly beautiful score composed by the acclaimed musician Arek
- Reikowski, whose hypnotic compositions add an extra layer of tension to the game, leaving players on the edge of their seats.
Layers of Fear (2023) is being published by Bloober Team in collaboration with Anshar Studios. The game is set to launch on June 15th, 2023, and will be available on Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 5, and PC via Steam and the Epic Games Store. As the date approaches, eager gamers are encouraged to add the game to their wishlist on Steam and stay updated with the latest news from Bloober Team through their Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram channels.
Layers of Fear (2023) promises to be the definitive horror experience, bringing together the intricate threads of the series and delivering an unparalleled journey into the minds of tormented artists. With its enhanced visuals powered by Unreal Engine 5, the game aims to immerse players in a world of psychological horror like never before. Prepare to be haunted by Layers of Fear (2023) as it unveils its terrifying secrets on June 15th.
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