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Bloober Team Drops New Technical Trailer Showing off the Capabilities of UE5!

Kraków, Poland - April 27th, 2023 - Horror fans rejoice! In advance of the global release of Layers of Fear (2023) this coming June, Bloober Team and Anshar Studios are thrilled to share new gameplay footage showcasing the game’s performance on Unreal Engine 5, including brand-new mechanics and stunning visual enhancements. Layers of Fear (2023)will be one of the first titles ever released on Unreal Engine 5, and was built from the ground-up to maximize all of the engine’s performance capabilities, creating a holistic, immersive horror experience with unparalleled technical specifications. Check out the new gameplay demonstration below!

Layers of Fear (2023) supports Ray Tracing, HDR and 4K resolution, increasing visual accuracy, realism, the quality of in-game reflections and overall graphical fidelity. As well, the game utilizes Lumen global illumination to achieve superbly dynamic lighting, Niagara visual effects to create particle effects in real time and Action System Controls to improve the development process and optimization of all gameplay mechanics.


In an accompanying statement, Anshar Studios Lead Programmer Tomasz Bilnicki, said that “Creating games with Unreal Engine 5 is a great opportunity for the whole team, as it means our game development process can skyrocket in quality. It has an incredible power when it comes to the implementation of dynamic lighting, shadows, and potentially beautiful worlds for players to explore.” He added, “We hope that—thanks to the engine—we’ll provide players with the unique, immersive, visually stunning and atmospheric experience in graphical fidelity.

Layers of Fear (2023) presents a unified vision of horror reimagined, and will be the ultimate experience for both returning fans and newcomers to the franchise. Featuring the original Layers of Fear, Layers of Fear 2, as well as all DLC’s (including a new chapter entitled “The Final Note” that provides an alternate perspective on the first game’s storyline), the game will also introduce the never-before-told story of The Writer, a harrowing tale that ties each entry in the series together. Layers of Fear (2023) will launch on PC, PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S consoles in June of 2023.

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