Bloober Team and Anshar Studio have announced that Layers of Fear will launch on June 15 for PC, PlayStation 5, and Xbox Series X|S. Additionally, there is a demo on Steam that will be available until May 22.
“We are thrilled to announce the release date for Layers of Fear and to bring this definitive horror experience to players on Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 5, and PC, on June 15,” Bloober Team CEO Piotr Babieno said in a press release.
He continued: “With the power of Unreal Engine 5, we’ve been able to create a game that visually surpasses our previous works, delivering an unforgettable journey into the minds of tormented artists. We are excited for both new and returning players to jump in.”
— Layers of Fear (@Layers_Of_Fears) May 15, 2023
Layers of Fear was first teased in September 2021, emphasizing the use of Unreal Engine 5. It was officially announced during Summer Games Fest in 2022 as "Layers of Fears", but Bloober Team eventually dropped the extra "S" at the end of the title to just "Layers of Fear."
The first Layers of Fear was released in 2016, and its sequel, Layers of Fear 2, launched in 2019. In IGN’s Layers of Fear 2 review, we said: “Carried by hauntingly beautiful writing and an unsettling atmosphere, Layers of Fear 2 is one of the most stunning horror games of this generation."
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