Layers of Fear

Layers of Fear Releases 11 Minutes of Gameplay in a Video Preview of the Upcoming Horror Game

In the realm of horror games, today may not just be about Resident Evil 4 Remake reviews but Layers of Fear too as the game’s developer, Bloober Team has released an 11-minute gameplay walkthrough of the next entry in the franchise.

As for what exactly is Layers of Fear, well it is described as a “psychological horror chronicle built upon the foundations of the original Layers of Fear, Layers of Fear: Inheritance, and Layers of Fear 2” which sounds a lot like a reimagination of greatest hits of the series built in Unreal Engine 5. Bloober Team says the game is “a tribute to our fans” as they “strive to make the best horror experiences possible, and we’re hopeful that our community will enjoy what we consider to be the series’ crowning work.” Bloober Team is co-developing the game together with Anshar Games (Dead by Daylight, Outriders, Baldur’s Gate 3).

The walkthrough features the Painter from the original Layers of Fear as well as the recently revealed character known as the Writer who alone explores the Lighthouse, a newly introduced location that “uncovers an untold story that links all of the Layers’ characters and events together.” Fans anticipating the game can expect the new yet familiar experience to feature technologies like “Lumen, Ray Tracing, HDR, volumetric lighting and Niagara–creating graphics as lifelike as possible” thanks to Unreal Engine 5. To get a better idea of what to expect, some of the game’s key elements are listed below.

  • The Ultimate Layers of Fear Experience: The series’s crowning work casts an overarching narrative over the entire franchise
  • Horror Reimagined: Everything in the Layers of Fear series melds together into a single experience, including all DLCs, so players can find all the answers they seek
  • Shocking New Looks: Enhanced with Unreal Engine 5’s improved technology. This version offers a more immersive horror experience with the addition of Ray Tracing, HDR, 4K resolution, and the Lumen system
  • Psychological Horror: A grim but gripping first-person psychedelic horror game focused on tense exploration, puzzle-solving, and immersive storytelling. Discover what lies in the depths of the human psyche with this mature, cathartic game
  • New tricks: New brand-new core mechanics that will be introduced to Layers of Fear and its sequel, as well as additional features, so all the chapters and stories will blend seamlessly
  • Horror Through the Many Lenses of Art: Explore the depths of obsession with three different stories of craft-obsessed protagonists (The Painter, The Actor and The Writer) which are interwoven to create a truly immersive experience and gripping storyline
  • Classical, Ominous Soundtrack: Hauntingly beautiful soundtrack composed by the highly-acclaimed musician Arek Reikowski. He has composed a hypnotic score that adds an extra layer of tension to the game and will leave you on the edge of your seat

Layers of Fear is set to launch on PC, PS5, and Xbox Series X|S this June.