Layers of Fear and Observer Dev Bloober Team is "Devoted to Psychological Horror Games"

Following the succesful releases of Layers of Fear and Observer, Polish developer Bloober Team is going to continue to explore and create within the psychological horror genre.

October 17, 2017

It doesn’t appear Polish developer Bloober Team will be developing a real-time strategy game or a 2D side-scroller anytime soon.

While speaking to DualShockers, the Kraków-based developer revealed that it is “devoted to psychological horror games.”

As you may know, Bloober’s last two games — Layers of Fear and Observer — did not only serve as the one-two combination that put the studio on the map, and then further propelled it towards the center on the industry’s mind share, but they both were psychological horror games.

Thus, this prompted me to ask the team whether or not their next game will tackle psychological horror, or whether there is an itch to develop within another genre, which prompted the above confirmation that the studio is committed to the sub-genre of horror it has made a name for itself in. A response continued:

“This is our forte and we want to be the best in the world in it. Hopefully the games we develop only prove that we’re doing what we should and we’re good at it!”

While it is now seemingly confirmed that Bloober Team will once again emerge with a psychological horror title when it reveals its next game, what setting will be implemented remains to be seen. The aforementioned Layers of Fear was notably set in a 19th century Victorian-era mansion, while Observer brought its psychedelic horror to a cyberpunk future.

Observer — which only released this past August — is available on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. Meanwhile, 2016’s Layers of Fear is available for the PS4, Xbox One, PC, Mac, and Linux. It is also slated to come to Nintendo Switch.

Tyler Fischer

Tyler Fischer is the Assignments Editor and News Editor at DualShockers. He specializes in writing breaking news, managing assignments, and organization. Born and raised in New York, Tyler studies journalism and public relations at SUNY New Paltz. In his free time he enjoys playing and watching soccer, getting lost in game lore, and writing comedy scripts.

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