Observer: System Redux Is A PS5, Xbox Series X Launch Title

Developer Bloober Team has confirmed its horror thriller Observer: System Redux is a PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series S/Series X launch title.

The studio clarified that Observer: System Redux drops on November 10 for PC and the next-gen Xbox consoles. A couple of days later, on November 12, the game releases on PS5. While some titles, like NBA 2K21, will cost $70 on next-gen hardware, Observer: System Redux retails for $30 USD on all three platforms this November.

Observer: System Redux is an enhanced version of the 2017 game, packaging all the original content and three new missions. The port also supports 4K resolution, features updated models and textures, new animations, and ray-tracing, and HDR lighting, among other visual improvements. These enhancements and more were outlined in a next-gen graphics comparison video Bloober Team released in August 2020, which you can check out above.

Studio head Piotr Babineo said that not only was porting Observer: System Redux to next-gen hardware a “huge focus” for Bloober Team, but it was also important that the price of the game was made explicitly clear since the topic is a new point of contention for this coming console generation.

“Making Observer: System Redux available for next-gen console players has been a huge focus for the team,” said Babineo. “Now that both the Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5 release dates are out there, we can finally share our release date news. We know next-gen pricing is a major concern for our fans and we feel that releasing all the new content and upgrades in Observer: System Redux at the same cost as the original Observer is a great way to stay close with our community.”

We scored the original version a 9/10 in our Observer review from 2017, saying, “[Cyberpunk] is a niche genre that needs new revisions and new pioneers so it can keep evolving as we inch closer to seeing its fictional warnings play out in real life, and Observer adds to the familiar parables in fascinating and unexpected ways.”

Observer: System Redux isn’t the only launch title for PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series S/X. We’ve rounded up the games available day-one for both Microsoft and Sony’s next-gen systems. The lists include some exclusives, like PS5-exclusive Godfall, third-party titles, and ports of current-gen games.

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