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PlayStation 5 graphics comparison for Observer: System Redux shows off ray tracing and 4K at 60 fps gaming but leaves PS5 fans with mixed feelings

Rutger Hauer in the PC version compared to the next-gen version of Observer. (Image source: YouTube/Bloober/Cycu1)
Rutger Hauer in the PC version compared to the next-gen version of Observer. (Image source: YouTube/Bloober/Cycu1)
A reveal trailer for the game Observer: System Redux has been shared on YouTube highlighting “next-gen graphics”. However, a clip showing a graphics comparison between the original PC version and upcoming PlayStation 5 version has been met with mixed opinions from viewers, although there are glimpses of the PS5’s ray-tracing power on show.
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Observer was a cyberpunk horror game developed by Bloober Team and released in 2017. It featured the late Rutger Hauer and was generally well received by the majority of critics. Now the game is being remastered for the PlayStation 5 (and Xbox One X) as Observer: System Redux, with Bloober posting a reveal trailer on YouTube to announce how the title would take advantage of next-gen power and offer 4K @60 fps gaming and new story content.

Another video concerning Observer: System Redux has been shared on YouTube that compares the original PC version of the game with the remastered version coming for the PS5 (see below). There are clear differences between the two, as should be expected, and it is easy to see the ray-tracing power and lighting enhancements that are part of the PS5 package in some of the images. But it appears fans are not entirely impressed with the improvements brought about by next-gen graphics in this instance.

Various viewers of the comparison video simply commented that the original looked better, while redditors were even more critical, saying that the Observer: System Redux trailer was “hit and miss” and that there was “absolutely nothing next gen about this”. However, at least the opportunity of gaming in 4K resolution at 60 fps has been universally appreciated. Observer: System Redux is scheduled for release at the same time as the PS5 and XSX: Holiday 2020.

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Daniel R Deakin, 2020-04-18 (Update: 2020-09-30)
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My interest in technology began after I was presented with an Atari 800XL home computer in the mid-1980s. I especially enjoy writing about technological advances, compelling rumors, and intriguing tech-related leaks. I have a degree in International Relations and Strategic Studies and count my family, reading, writing, and travel as the main passions of my life. I have been with Notebookcheck since 2012.