Layers of Fear bewitches with cinematic intro and demo

Layers of Fear bewitches with cinematic intro and demo

Layers of Fear is establishing itself as one of the best-looking first-person horror games and you’ll soon get the chance to see for yourself. Developer Bloober Team has stated they will have a playable demo, which will be available on Steam from May 15-May 22. What’s more, they have released the cinematic intro, which you can view right here:



Horror high art

So far that we've seen, part of the action takes place in a lonely lighthouse with yet another haunted piece of art. This likely has to do with a new character called the Writer, whose tale bookends the stories of the original Layers of Fear, the Inheritance DLC, and Layers of Fear 2. All these games have been rebuilt using Unreal Engine 5, hence the jaw-dropping graphics.

We’ll get to see more of the game with the playable demo, which will have commentary from Damian Kocurek, the Creative Director of Anshar Studios, and Laura Bernaś, PR Manager for Bloober Team. 

Given that Layers of Fear may require some serious hardware, check out the system requirements to make sure you can run it. Check out the minimum requirements:

Minimum (1080p at 30 fps)

  • Motherboard: Core i5-4690/AMD Ryzen 3 1200
  • Graphics Card: GTX 1060 3 GB/AMD RX 580 4 GB
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM 
  • HD Space: 20 GB HDD/SDD

Recommended (1080p at 60 fps) 

  • Motherboard: Core i7-8700k/AMD Ryzen 5 3600
  • Graphics Card: GTX 1070 8GB 
  • Memory: 12 GB RAM 
  • HD Space: 20 GB HDD/SDD

If you want Ray Tracing, you will need a Core i7-9700k/AMD Ryzen 7 3700X, an NVIDIA RTX 2070 8 GB/AMD RX 6800-XT video card, and 16 GB RAM. For 2160p at 60 fps performance with Ray Tracing, you’ll need NVIDIA RTX 3080Ti 12 GB. 

Ready to take on the roles of the Painter, the Actor, and the Writer? The full game will be out in June, but you can pre-purchase a Layers of Fear PC code ahead of launch.

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