Observer: System Redux Gets November 10 Release Date

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Observer could be considered one of those games that are critically acclaimed but not necessarily popular, sort of like some of those movies we sometimes see listed for an Academy Award. However, this cyberpunk-themed game has some interesting ties deep in the genre. Right away, visuals take us back to those rain-filled streets of Blade Runner. That imagery is not the only thing it has in common, either. You see, the game’s main character is voiced by none other than the late Rutger Hauer. This time around, he’s on the side of law enforcement. Talk about role reversal, eh? Decked out in a trench coat, he starts out investigating the disappearance of his son. Unsurprisingly, not too long into his search, we discover things are not what they seem to be.

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The year is 2084. In a dark cyberpunk world shattered by plagues and wars, become a neural police detective and hack into the jagged minds of others. Make use of anything they felt, thought, or remembered to solve the case and catch the elusive killer.

From Free to Redux

Just last October, we reported how you could grab the original version of this game for free on the Epic Games Store. Not too long after that, another version of the game was announced to be forthcoming. Don’t worry, though; this redux won’t be another Epic exclusive, and you can already preorder it on Steam for $29.99. Presently, there’s a 10 percent discount dropping the price to $26.99. There’s even a free demo available for download.

Minimum System Requirements

  • OS: Windows 7/10 – 64-bit
  • CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 / AMD Ryzen 3 1200
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics: GeForce GTX 1050 3 GB / Radeon RX 560 4 GB @ 1280 x 720
  • DirectX: DX11
  • Storage: 16 GB available space
  • Sound Card: DX11 compatible

Recommended System Requirements

  • OS: Windows 10 – 64-bit
  • CPU: Intel Core i7-3770 / AMD Ryzen 5 1600
  • Memory: 16 GB RAM
  • Graphics: GeForce GTX 1060 6 GB/ Radeon RX 590 @ 1920 x 1080
  • DirectX: DX12
  • Storage: 16 GB available space
  • Sound Card: DX12 compatible

Observer: System Redux is now slated to be released on November 10. It will feature new content and enhancements for next-gen consoles and PC. Now that consoles are adopting ray tracing, this game will also be getting that upgrade along with HDR. They have not released recommended specs for ray tracing yet.

Peter Brosdahl
As a child of the 70’s I was part of the many who became enthralled by the video arcade invasion of the 1980’s. Saving money from various odd jobs I purchased my first computer from a friend of my dad, a used Atari 400, around 1982. Eventually it would end up being a lifelong passion of upgrading and modifying equipment that, of course, led into a career in IT support.

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