I’ve been keeping an ear to the ground on this little gem and I’m happy to say that I have some news on it for all of you guys.
>observer_ is launching August 15 on Playstation 4, Xbox One and PC. Not only that, but the folks at Aspyr Media and Bloober Team have announced the main character Detective Daniel Lazarski will be voiced by none other but the legendary Rutger Hauer of Bladerunner and The Hitcher fame AND the game will be playable at San DIego Comic Con this weekend from July 19-22.
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. You are Daniel 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.
When you receive a mysterious message from your estranged son, a high-level engineer for the almighty Chiron Corporation, you journey to the seedy Class C slums of Krakow to investigate. But as you hack into the unstable minds of criminals and victims to look for clues, you are forced relive their darkest fears. How far will you go to discover the truth?
Check out the awesome trailer below for a closer look. It’s not difficult to see the very strong influences from the original Bladerunner. I’m jazzed for this in a BIG way!