Observer: System Redux trailer shows off impressive next-gen enhancements

By Luke Albigés,
Bloober Team has released a new trailer for Observer: System Redux, showcasing a radical leap in visual fidelity over the original release thanks to the power of next-generation hardware.

In the impressive video (via GameSpot), we get to see a direct comparison of the original Observer on current hardware, and the fully remastered version, due later this year, running on next-gen kit.

Lighting artist Tomasz Bentkowski talks through the key points of the trailer, as the footage wipes from old versions to new ones across a number of key areas from the game. "We've created a new level of fear and anxiety, two essential parts of our psychological horror experience," he says. "We are extremely excited about the possibilities that the new consoles provide."

New lighting systems work in tandem with 4K textures and more realistic materials to create stunning, believable scenes, and the trailer goes on to show off volumetric lighting, raytracing, global illumination, and some incredible, completely remade character models. All-new animations are also promised for these enhanced folks to really help flesh out the experience.

Observer was already a great cyberpunk horror experience, and these vast visual upgrades stand to make its disturbing dystopian world all the more oppressive. That's a good thing, even if it might not sound like it.

System Redux is due to arrive around the launch of the new consoles, likely ahead of Bloober's other recently announced horror title, The Medium.
Luke Albigés
Written by Luke Albigés
Luke runs the TA news team, contributing where he can primarily with reviews and other long-form features — crafts he has honed across two decades of print and online gaming media experience, having worked with the likes of gamesTM, Eurogamer, Play, Retro Gamer, Edge, and many more. He loves all things Monster Hunter, enjoys a good D&D session, and has played way too much Destiny.