Tag: Bloober Team
News Layers of Fear Looks Ridiculous on PS5 in Unreal Engine 5 Demo
Layers of Fear may be one of the most confusing projects in recent years, but it sure looks good. The Unreal Engine 5 reimagining is pulling from all previous entries in the series, and wrapping up the story with an additional chapter named The Writer. “The series’ crowning work is the definitive way to experience the critically acclaimed...
News Layers of Fear PS5 Drops the S, Gets a Release Window
Releasing this June
Layers of Fears is no more; it's just Layers of Fear again as Bloober Team scraps the S from the title whilst handing it a release window. The PS5 remaster ties together scenes from the first two games with new sequences, and it will be out this June according to the trailer above. This means it'll be competing for attention...
News Industrious Horror Dev Bloober Team Signs with Private Division for New Project
You may be forgiven for thinking Polish developer Bloober Team has a lot on its plate, what with its Silent Hill 2 remake and soft reboot Layers of Fears. But no, apparently the developer is up to its neck in jump scares, as it’s signed a third project with publisher Private Division. This will be a brand new survival horror property,...
News Even The Medium Is Getting Adapted for a TV Show
Led by The Witcher producer
TV and movie adaptations of video games are so hot at the moment that Bloober Team has even managed to convince someone to turn The Medium into a television series. Production will be led by Tomasz Bagiński, the executive producer of Netflix's adaptation of The Witcher, and Piotr Babieno, with Platige Image helping the...
News Layers of Fears Gets a Lick of Paint in Eye-Catching PS5 Trailer
Don't brush it off
Layers of Fear was a good game. Bloober Team’s breakout hit was derivative of Hideo Kojima’s iconic PT demo, of course, but it delivered an extremely atmospheric haunted house – packed with plenty of optical illusions that helped keep you immersed. One of the problems was that the game’s writing never really matched its...
News Bloober Team's Layers of Fears Announced, Coming to PS5 in 2023
Built with Unreal Engine 5
We had a tease of Bloober Team's latest game earlier this week, and now we know what it is, even if it was a little obvious. Layers of Fears is its name, the third entry in the horror series. Check out its announcement trailer above. Details are relatively thin on the ground, but we do know that it's coming to PS5, and...
News Polish Dev Bloober Team Poised to Explore New Layers of Fear
Well, Polish developer Bloober Team may be not-so quietly connected to a new Silent Hill project, but it looks like it’ll announce a new Layers of Fear first. The studio sent press some new artwork today, which confirmed that the team will “unveil” a new title soon. We’re almost certain this will feature during Summer Game Fest...
News As Silent Hill Rumours Swirl, Bloober Team's Keeping Quiet
Pyramid Head scheme
Anyone else bored of the Silent Hill saga? Make no mistake, we have a long history with this franchise and love it to bits, but the rumours have been rumbling for years now. There was the Japan Studio chatter, before the entire department was shuttered – and there was even the Abandoned nonsense, which
News Silent Hill 2 Remake from Bloober Team Reportedly in Development
Potentially a "PlayStation console exclusive"
Hot on the heels of leaked screenshots indicating a brand new Silent Hill game is in the works, it's being reported that Bloober Team is currently remaking Silent Hill 2 as a "PlayStation console exclusive". The Layers of Fear, Blair Witch, and
News PS Plus Could Be About to Land Bloober Team's Catalogue
Polish dev signs significant license and distribution agreement with Sony
A document dating back to 18th April, 2022 suggests select games from Bloober Team’s catalogue could be coming to PS Plus in the future. The paperwork, which describes a “significant license and distribution agreement with Sony Interactive Entertainment” alludes to...
News Bloober Team Announces New Layers of Fear Game in Teaser Trailer
Using Unreal Engine 5
After branching out a little with The Medium and Observer, the Polish horror studio Bloober Team is returning to what it knows best with the announcement of a new Layers of Fear game. The teaser trailer embedded above gives fairly little away, except for it assumedly focusing on a troubled painter just like the original game...
Mini Review The Medium (PS5) - One of the Best Horror Experiences on PS5
Anything but medium
With all the rumours about Bloober Team potentially working on a new Silent Hill game, it's easy to forget why the team rose to fame in the first place. Its most recent project, The Medium, has finally made the jump to the PS5 and it could very well be the best psychological horror experience on the console. The story follows...
News Bloober Team Dismisses The Medium PS Plus Rumours
Definitely not part of Sony's subscription
An image floating around social media suggested that former Xbox Series X|S timed exclusive The Medium would be part of September 2021’s PS Plus lineup, but Bloober Team has stressed that’s not the case. Writing on social media, the Polish developer’s Tomasz Gawlikowski said: “The Medium will launch...
News The Medium Details PS5 DualSense Features Ahead of Launch
We're closing in on The Medium hitting PlayStation 5 next month, so now it is time for Bloober Team to share how the port will take advantage of Sony's new tech. The DualSense controller more specifically. This old-school, fixed camera angle horror title utilises some fairly unique mechanics, and it's these that will put the PS5 pad to...
News Konami Confirms Partnership with Bloober Team, Fuelling Silent Hill Rumours
Teams will share "development of contents"
Konami has officially begun a partnership with Layers of Fear, Observer, and The Medium developer Bloober Team that will see the two companies share "development of contents and the exchange of know-how". Of course, this news only further fuels heavy
News Xbox Series X|S Timed Exclusive The Medium Psyches Out PS5 in September
Adds full DualSense support
Psychological horror The Medium – which launched as a high-profile Xbox Series X|S console exclusive earlier in the year – will toggle dimensions to the PlayStation 5 on 3rd September. After some speculation, the port was quietly revealed during Nintendo’s E3 2021 presentation earlier today. Bloober Team, the...
News High-Profile Xbox Series X|S Horror The Medium Rated for PS5 Release
Ex-exclusive making moves
Bloober Team’s high-profile horror The Medium, which launched as an Xbox Series X|S exclusive earlier this year, has been rated for release on the PlayStation 5 by United States classification board ESRB. This suggests that some kind of port is imminent, as it’s rare for software to be rated like this and not actually...
News Layers of Fear Is Bringing Its Painterly Horrors to PSVR Later This Month
Another layer of fear
It's a pretty well established fact that horror games and virtual reality are a match made in spooky heaven. The extra dimension adds so much to the immersive experience, it's no surprise that PlayStation VR has lots of horror titles to, er, enjoy. Cult hit Layers of Fear was ported to PC VR systems a while back, but now it's...
News Bloober Team Working on a Horror Game with a 'Very Famous Gaming Publisher'
I see that town
Layers of Fear, Observer, and The Medium developer Bloober Team is busy working on its next horror project with the help of a "very famous gaming publisher", GamesIndustry.biz has revealed. Detailed in a new interview with CEO Piotr Babieno, he is quoted as saying: "In fact, we've been working for more than a year on another gaming...
Random The Medium's Custom Xbox Series X Controller Has Some Familiar Symbols on Its Packaging
No need to be cross
Is The Medium coming to PlayStation 5? Well, developer Bloober Team was recently asked this very question, and it predictably declined to say either way. However, as the game arrives on Xbox Series consoles today, it seems a packaging faux pas has given us a bit of a clue. Twitch streamers are receiving special, Medium-themed...
News The Medium Dev Quizzed on the Possibility of a PS5 Port
Bloober Team gives nothing away
The Medium is the next big game from Layers of Fear, Blair Witch studio Bloober Team, and as of right now, it's not coming to PlayStation 5. Announced only for Xbox Series X|S and PC, it's the first notable console exclusive of 2021 from either Microsoft or Sony. Given the fact the game is developed and published by a...
Review Observer: System Redux (PS5) – A New Coat of Paint Can Do Wonders
What’s old is new again
Observer was a polarizing title for us when it originally launched on the PlayStation 4. It was an experience that was maybe a little too bloated and more importantly it was absolutely littered with technical problems that made playing it a chore. This time around, we have some bad news for you and some good news. The bad...
News Observer: System Redux Is Another PS5 Launch Game
Ready for reboot
We've got another PlayStation 5 launch game to look forward to playing alongside Demon's Souls, Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales, Destruction AllStars, and Sackboy: A Big Adventure. Bloober Team announced that
News Observer: System Redux Details Its PS5 Upgrades
Lighting to raytracing
While Observer probably isn't the first game you think of when it comes to next-gen remasters, the updated Observer: System Redux is planned to launch on PlayStation 5 this year -- potentially providing us with something to play during a quiet period. Bloober Team has now detailed the sort of upgrades this next-gen version...
News Observer: System Redux Details Its PS5 Upgrades in Gameplay Trailer
4K, Ray-Tracing, HDR, 60 FPS
Bloober Team's Observer is getting a PlayStation 5 remaster at some point in the future, and in an attempt to detail just some of the next-gen enhancements it brings with it, the developer debuted a new 10-minute gameplay trailer at IGN's Summer of Gaming event. Titled Observer: System Redux, make sure you whack up the...
News Observer: System Redux PS5 Trailer Gives Us a Glimpse at Next-Gen Graphics
The future is now
Last week saw the announcement of Observer: System Redux, a next-gen remaster of Bloober Team's sci-fi horror for PlayStation 5. Now, a brand new trailer has been unveiled, revealing the first footage of what the game will look like on the upcoming hardware. System Redux will feature all new story content and "expanded gameplay"...
News PS5's First Announced Remaster Is Observer: System Redux
If you had a hunch that PlayStation 4 backwards compatibility on PlayStation 5 would effectively kill the concept of the remaster, think again. Before the console itself has even been revealed, the next-gen machine already has its first officially announced rerelease. Bloober Team is teasing a remaster of Observer on its Twitter account,...
News Bloober Team Teases Observer Sequel on Twitter
Daniel, are you there?
Developer Bloober Team, best known for its work on Layers of Fear, Blair Witch, and Observer, has taken to Twitter to tease its next project by way of a 30-second video. It doesn't give too much away besides an incoming call, but everything appears to be pointing towards a sequel to Observer. The footage continuously loops,...
News Is the Blair Witch Game Coming to PS4?
Bloober Team's latest could make the jump
One announcement from Microsoft's E3 2019 presentation that caught our attention was Blair Witch, a first person survival horror based on the famous found footage film franchise. It's being developed by Bloober Team, the folks behind Layers of Fear, which seems a solid fit. A new trailer for the spooky title...
Either a benefit or a hazard
Bloober Team is a fascinating developer. The Polish outfit has released a couple of games this generation: its first, Basement Crawl, was so poorly received that it had to be remade, and was reborn as Brawl. Its follow-up to this was Layers of Fear, a Victorian-themed horror title about painting, and it remains one of...
News Observer Brings Cyberpunk Horror to PS4 on 15th August
Layers of Fear developer Bloober Team has revealed that its next title, cyberpunk horror Observer, will launch on the PlayStation 4 on 15th August. The game, set in 2084, will see you assume the role of a neural detective, and will find you entering the thoughts of suspects in order to solve crimes. In other words, you’re quite...
News Peel Back the Layers of Fear with Inheritance DLC
We liked psychological walking sim Layers of Fear, so we're up for a few more hours poking around the protagonist's painterly house from the viewpoint of his daughter. Perspective was the key theme in this game, so it should be interesting to see how the eyes of a child twist and contort things even more. The expansion's out on 2nd...
As a Virgo, this author is all too familiar with the perils of perfectionism. Layers of Fear is a brilliant, brief psychological thriller which asks one very poignant question: how far is too far? Heavily inspired by Oscar Wilde's iconic turn-of-the-century novel The Picture of Dorian Gray, this meticulously designed vignette puts...
News Layers of Fear Paints a Not So Pretty Picture on PS4
What of Art? It is a malady
Oscar Wilde's iconic The Picture of Dorian Gray appears to have served as one of the key inspirations behind Layers of Fear, a forthcoming horror game from, well, Bloober Team. It's true that the Polish outfit doesn't exactly have the best track record on the PlayStation 4, but it's talking a good game here: its...
News PS4's Worst Game Crawls Out of the Basement as Brawl
The dark below
Hands up if you remember Basement Crawl? The curious Bomberman-inspired PlayStation 4 exclusive from Bloober Team attained a reasonable amount of attention due to it being one of the first next-gen titles to deploy in 2014. The final product left a lot to be desired, however, prompting it to earn a miserable Metascore of just 27. Not...
News PS4's Worst Game to Re-Release as Basement Brawl
Bloober Team remaking the title for free
Basement Crawl was in such a dire state when it deployed on the PlayStation 4 a few months back that Sony actually had to provide people with refunds for the atrocity. What was originally billed as a dark twist on Bomberman turned out to be an utter mess, with
Gamescom 2014 Bloober Team Reboots with Victorian Horror Scopophobia
Look the other way
There’ll be no time to dry your tears this year, as Polish developer Bloober Team has announced another horror title, which is currently pegged for PC and next-gen systems – presumably including the PlayStation 4. Scopophobia – which is a real world fear pertaining to the idea of being looked at – is billed as an...
News PS4's Worst Game Will Be Rebuilt and Released to Existing Owners for Free
Bloober Team aims to rectify blooper
We don’t think that any developer intentionally sets out to make a bad product, but Bloober Team’s dark Bomberman-inspired arena battler Basement Crawl launched in the worst state imaginable. We didn’t actually get around to reviewing the game, simply because we couldn't get it to work at first. However,...
News PS4 Bomb-'em-Up Basement Crawl Comes Out of the Closet Next Week
Developer finally found the key
Fans of madcap multiplayer experiences similar to Bomberman will be excited to learn that Basement Crawl is set to take the short journey upstairs to the PlayStation 4 next week. Despite being ready to deploy then delayed day
News Basement Crawl Developer Bloober Team Busying Itself with New PS4 Project
Polish outfit committed to PlayStation platforms
Bloober Team may have delayed its upcoming PlayStation 4 exclusive Basement Crawl at the very last minute, but that’s not stopping the Polish production house from working through the preliminary stages of a new next generation project. Marketing manager Aron Cender confirmed the snippet in an
Interview Sharing Horror Stories with the Studio Behind PS4 Exclusive Basement Crawl
What lurks beneath?
For a title that was originally intended to launch alongside the PlayStation 4 in November, we didn’t learn a whole lot about Basement Crawl until a couple of weeks ago. The release – a maze-based multiplayer affair starring creepy clowns and telepathic teddy bears – has been described as a mix of Bomberman and Twisted...
News PS4 Exclusive Basement Crawl Locked Up Due to 'Exciting Opportunities'
Clown and out
We don’t know about you, but we were itching to play PlayStation 4 exclusive Basement Crawl this week. Polish developer Bloober Team attached a 29th January release date to the Bomberman meets Twisted Metal multiplayer mash-up recently, but the game was nowhere to be found in
News Basement Crawl Bombs PS4 with Multiplayer Mayhem This Month
Crawlin' in the dark
PlayStation 4 exclusive Basement Crawl may have missed its launch day release target by a couple of months, but the macabre Bomberman meets Twisted Metal multiplayer mash-up is poised to set fire to your next generation console this month in Europe. The Polish developer attached a 29th January deploy date to the title earlier...
News Lose Yourself in PS4 Exclusive Basement Crawl's Murky Mazes
With a game that’s billed as Bomberman meets the Bride of Chucky, you’d think that Polish developer Bloober Team would be more forthcoming about its upcoming PlayStation 4 exclusive Basement Crawl. The arena-based multiplayer game was originally pegged as a next-gen launch title, but seems to have slipped into 2014...
Review A-Men 2 (PlayStation Vita)
Pray before playing
The A-Men have returned to challenge your deductive skills in another set of devilishly difficult combat scenarios. The rouge robot army that you accidentally unleashed in the original title is still at large, and it’s up to you and your squad of specialists to eradicate them – or perhaps just skirt around them as you get to...
News Basement Crawl Is Definitely the Darkest PS4 Exclusive Yet
Beware of the outdoors
Bloober Team’s upcoming PlayStation 4 title Basement Crawl promises a blend of Bomberman and Twisted Metal – but even with that intriguing concept, we weren’t prepared for this terrifying teaser trailer. Backed by a poignant piano score, it depicts a grand-daughter discussing the outdoors with her soon-to-be-murdered...
News Basement Crawl May Be the Battiest Title on PS4 Yet
Bloober Team's multiplayer title looks utterly bonkers
If there’s been any criticism of the PlayStation 4, it’s that its launch lineup is a little bit familiar. Games like Killzone: Shadow Fall and inFAMOUS: Second Son may look great, but they’re not necessarily doing anything different – other than pushing unimaginable numbers of polygons,...
News Basement Crawl Looks Like the Weirdest PS4 Launch Title Yet
Quit clowning around
Bloober Team, the Polish developer behind the outrageously unforgiving PlayStation Vita launch title A-Men, is cooking up another day one release for a second Sony platform – this time the weird and wonderful Basement Crawl for the PlayStation 4. Despite announcing the title earlier today – alongside a target launch time...
News A-Men Marches onto PlayStation Vita in Time for Launch
Amen to that
The PlayStation Vita’s launch line-up is already bulging at the seams, but apparently there’s still room for a little one in the collection. Speaking on the PlayStation Blog, Bloober Team has revealed A-Men, a retro title that will sate your “cravings for tactical play”. The game’s inspired by retro titles such as Lemmings,...
News Bloober Team Working on NGP Launch Title
Bloober Team, the developer responsible for the charming Paper Wars: Cannon Fodder on the PSN says it is currently developing a launch title for the NGP. The studio was also responsible for the tactical PSP Mini Future Fight. Let’s hope this NGP title comes along quicker than Bloober Team's "Zombies on a Plane” horror title...