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Observer: System Redux

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Observer: System Redux
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Developers
Bloober Team
Anshar Studios[1]
Publishers
Bloober Team
Engines
Unreal Engine 4[Note 1]
Release dates
Windows November 10, 2020
Reception
Metacritic 83
OpenCritic 80
IGDB 86
Taxonomy
Monetization One-time game purchase
Microtransactions None
Modes Singleplayer
Pacing Real-time
Perspectives Third-person
Controls Direct control
Genres Adventure
Art styles Realistic
Themes Cyberpunk
Series Observer
Observer: System Redux on HowLongToBeat
Observer: System Redux on IGDB
Observer: System Redux guide on StrategyWiki
Observer: System Redux on MobyGames
Observer
Observer 2017
Observer: System Redux 2020

Observer: System Redux is a singleplayer third-person adventure game in the Observer series.

General information

GOG.com Community Discussions for game series
GOG.com Support Page
Steam Community Discussions

Availability

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Epic Games Store
DRM-free after installation through Epic Games Launcher (notes may include more details)
Epic Games Launcher is not required for running the game.[3]
Deluxe Edition also available.
Windows
GOG.com
DRM-free
Deluxe Edition also available.
Windows
Green Man Gaming
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Deluxe Edition also available.
Windows
Microsoft Store
Microsoft Store
Xbox Play Anywhere
Windows
Steam
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Deluxe Edition also available.
Windows

Monetization

Type Notes
One-time game purchase The game requires an upfront purchase to access.

Microtransactions

Type Notes
No microtransactions None

Essential improvements

Skip intro videos

Delete or rename video file[4]
  1. Go to <path-to-game>\Tokio\Content\Movies\.
  2. Delete or rename LoadingScreen.mp4.

Game data

Configuration file(s) location

System Location
Windows %LOCALAPPDATA%\ObserverSystemRedux\Saved\Config\WindowsNoEditor\
Microsoft Store
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/1386900/pfx/[Note 2]

Save game data location

System Location
Windows %LOCALAPPDATA%\ObserverSystemRedux\Saved\SaveGames
Microsoft Store
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/1386900/pfx/[Note 2]

Save game cloud syncing

Video

The game engine may allow for manual configuration of the game via its variables. See the Unreal Engine 4 page for more details.

Field of view (FOV)

Increase FOV by setting its value to vertical in a config file[5]
  1. In the game's configuration file(s) folder, open engine.ini.
  2. Add the following:

[/script/engine.localplayer]

AspectRatioAxisConstraint=AspectRatio_MaintainYFOV

  1. Save and close the file.

Input

Keybindings
Keybindings
Controller bindings
Controller bindings

Audio

Audio options
Audio options
Subtitle options
Subtitle options

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
Royalty free audio

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
Simplified Chinese
French
German
Hungarian
Fan translation
Italian
Japanese
Korean
Polish
Brazilian Portuguese
Russian
Fan voice-over by GamesVoice.
Spanish

Issues fixed

Visions and Quest Log are not working

Edit your save file and enable Visions and quest log (ActionWheel)[citation needed]
  1. Go to the save game data folder, and open savegame_0.sav (this is the game's autosave file) with any HEX editor.
  2. Search for following keywords:
    • _ActionWheelBlocked - change 1 to 0
    • _VisionsEnabled - change 0 to 1

Notes:

The byte you need to change is at 10th position after "BoolProperty" text.

Other information

API

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 11, 12 D3D12 required for ray-tracing.
Shader Model support 5
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows

Middleware

Middleware Notes
Physics PhysX
Audio FMOD Studio

System requirements

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 7
Processor (CPU) Intel Core i5-3470
AMD Ryzen 3 1200
System memory (RAM) 8 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 16 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050
AMD Radeon RX 560
3 GB (Nvidia), 4 GB (AMD) of VRAM
DirectX 11 compatible
Sound (audio device) DirectX 11.0 compatible
A 64-bit operating system is required.


Notes

  1. Unreal Engine 4 engine build: 4.25.0.0[2]
  2. 2.0 2.1 File/folder structure within this directory reflects the path(s) listed for Windows and/or Steam game data (use Wine regedit to access Windows registry paths). Games with Steam Cloud support may store data in ~/.steam/steam/userdata/<user-id>/1386900/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (1386900) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.

References

  1. Observer: System Redux - Anshar Studios - last accessed on 2021-09-16
    "Observer: System Redux is a game that Anshar Studios is co-developing with Bloober Team."
  2. Verified by User:Mastan on 2021-12-04
  3. Verified by User:Future-proof on 2020-11-15
  4. Verified by User:Mastan on 2022-10-21
  5. https://steamcommunity.com/app/1386900/discussions/0/2924479876984167408/?ctp=3#c3006676913261038680