Bloober Workforce has introduced a June launch window for Layers of Fears – the marginally ridiculously named remake of Layers of Concern 1 & 2 – and shared a brand new trailer to coincide with the information.
Layers of Fears is being co-developed with Anshar Studios, and sees the unique Layers of Concern, its Inheritance DLC, and Layers of Concern 2 rebuilt in Unreal Engine 5 for a spot of new-gen shininess, and reimagined as a single, generations-spanning “psychedelic horror chronicle”.
The primary Layers of Concern recreation, which launched again in 2016, charted the story of a painter on the verge of finishing his masterpiece, whereas 2019’s Layers of Concern 2 advised the story of an actor making a film onboard a labyrinthine ocean liner. Bloober’s remake(s) will revisit every protagonist’s respective unravellings, bringing new visuals, gameplay, and expanded plot traces stated to “forged a brand new gentle on the overarching narrative”.
Extra particularly, Layers of Fears features a “new story chapter”, titled The Closing Word, through which gamers tackle the position of The Painter’s hardly ever seen spouse from the primary recreation. It is nonetheless not completely clear how all this may come collectively – whether or not Layers of Fears will encompass discrete spruce-ups with some new materials on the facet, or if all the pieces can be reworked in to a cohesive entire – however we do know all can be revealed in June because of Bloober’s newest announcement.
There isn’t any actual launch date for Layers of Fears’ arrival but, nevertheless it’ll be launching for PC (by way of Steam and Epic), Xbox Sequence X/S, and PlayStation 5.
It is a busy time for Bloober Workforce, in fact; alongside Layers of Fears, the studio – which additionally developed The Medium, Observer, and Blair Witch – has a brand new survival horror IP within the works together with Take-Two’s Non-public Division, and can also be remaking Konami’s seminal horror traditional Silent Hill 2 for launch at a later date.