After a week of not exactly subtle provocations (opens in new tab)Bloober Team announced at Summer Game Fest today that their next big horror project will be Layers of Fears, “a chronicle of psychological horror built on the foundations of the original Layers of Fear” that is set to debut in 2023.
Layers of Fears is actually an updated and expanded compilation of the original layers of fear (opens in new tab)the Inheritance DLC and the “indirect sequel” Layers of Fear 2 (opens in new tab). Bloober Team says the new project will enhance the “psychedelic experience fans know and love” from previous games with an expanded story and gameplay, all completely rebuilt in Unreal Engine 5.
“We are bringing back a franchise that is truly special to us, in a new form that will give players a truly new gaming experience and that will shed new light on the overall story,” said Piotr Babieno, CEO of Bloober Team.
“Our plan was to recreate the games, but we didn’t want to make it a simple collection of two remastered games. We developed a new approach, something that may not be obvious yet. But I can say that there’s a reason why we call it Layers of Fear.s.”
I’m not sure if a revamp is exactly what fans were hoping for, but it will be a good way for newcomers to get into the games – and the UE5 graphics shown in the trailer are a real upgrade over the originals. Layers of Fears is due out sometime in 2023, and for now you can find out more at layersoffears. with (opens in new tab).
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