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Layers of Fear is Coming to PC and Consoles Next Month

Layers of Fear 2023
Image: Bloober Team

You don’t have long to wait until you can get your hands on Bloober Team’s next horror game: Layers of Fear is coming to PC and consoles in June.

Don’t let the name confuse you. Yes, we had Layers of Fear back in 2016. But this brand new Layers of Fear isn’t just a re-release: it’s essentially a new instalment in the franchise that retells the story of both the first Layers of Fear and Layers of Fear 2. Originally announced with the name “Layers of Fears”, Bloober has since decided to just call it Layers of Fear. Yes, it’s still a little confusing, but this is the world that we live in. For clarity, let’s call it Layers of Fear (2023). Got it? Right.

If horror games are your thing, you probably don’t want to miss Layers of Fear (2023). We had our hands on a short demo last week, proclaiming that “we’re quietly confident it might just be the best thing that Bloober Team has created so far”. Bold words, and you can see for yourself: a demo is available to play via Steam from now until 22nd May. But if you’d rather wait for the full game, it’s not so far away: it’s launching on PS5, Xbox Series X/S and PC on 15th June.

One thing that did stand out as we played the demo was just how fantastic Layers of Fear (2023) looks. Developer Bloober Team has utilised Unreal Engine 5, allowing for the best game design technology to be used. It’s resulted in a game that makes effective use of Ray Tracing, Lumen, and whole lot more to deliver a level of immersion the other games in the series just couldn’t achieve. We can’t wait to see how the rest of the game looks.

Watch the cinematic introduction for Layers of Fear (2023) below:

PC Requirements for Layers of Fear

Ahead of its release, Bloober Team has shared the PC system requirements for Layers of Fear.  Check them in the table below:

MinimumRecommendedRecommended Ray TracingRecommended Ray Tracing 4K
Performance1080p / 30 FPS1080p / 60 FPS1080p / 60 FPS2160p / 60 FPS
Ryzen 3 1200
Ryzen 5 3600
Ryzen 7 3700X
Ryzen 7 3700X
RX 580
GTX 1070RTX 2070
RX 6800-XT
RTX 3080Ti
Storage20GB20GB (SSD)20GB (SSD M.2)20GB (SSD M.2)


As always, these are just a guideline. Your own setup will likely differ from those recommended in the table, and so you’ll need to find the right settings that work for you.

In any case, if you’re a horror fan, don’t miss Layers of Fear (2023) when it drops on 15th June. We’ll have more on the game closer to launch – and we can’t wait.

Editor in chief // Kim's been into video games since playing Dizzy on her brother's Commodore 64 as a nipper. She'll give just about anything a go, but she's got a particular soft spot for indie adventures. If she's not gaming, she'll be building Lego, reading a thriller, watching something spooky or... asleep. She does love to sleep.