“Utilising the highly-anticipated Unreal Engine 5”
Developer Bloober Team has finally unveiled the proper release date for its upcoming Layers of Fear remake – exactly one month out from launch! Layers of Fear will launch on Xbox Series X|S on June 15th 2023, and it will mark a full-blown next-gen reimagining of the series.
This upcoming title is described as “melding together” everything from the last-gen Layers of Fear experiences — the first game, its post-launch DLC, and Layers of Fear 2 — into one shiny next-gen package. Here’s how the team is utilising Unreal Engine 5 to bring the new game to life:
“Layers of Fear (2023) stands as one of the pioneers in utilizing the highly-anticipated Unreal Engine 5. Harnessing the power of its cutting-edge technology, the game supports Ray Tracing, HDR and 4K resolution, resulting in heightened visual accuracy, stunning in-game reflections, and overall immersive graphical fidelity.
Furthermore, Layers of Fear (2023) utilizes Lumen global illumination to achieve eye-catching 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. The upcoming horror chronicle aims to push the boundaries of visual storytelling in the psychological horror genre.”
We’ve not seen many full UE5 games launch on console yet, so we’re rather looking forward to going hands-on with this remake next month. If you’d like a taste of the action ahead of launch and don’t mind booting up your gaming PC, a free limited-time Layers of Fear demo is now live on Steam.