Rutger Hauer, Voice Behind Dan/Observer, Talks Gaming, Technology, and Fears in New Interview

Hauer talks about his part in Observer, thoughts on technology, and more



In celebration of Observer: System Redux having recently gone gold, developer Bloober Team has released a new interview with the late Rutger Hauer, the voice of Daniel Lazarski/The Observer. Shot in 2017, this all-new interview features Hauer answering questions regarding his work with the game Observer, and his thoughts and fears regarding the intersection of humans and technology.

“In filmmaking and also the visual arts, what makes the difference is how the camera… how the angle is and what it looks at. Everything’s subjective because of that angle,” said Hauer as he explored topics touching on his role in the cyberpunk thriller. “How we destroy ourselves and with what depends on how you look at it.”

“We had unused VO material we didn’t use in the original game, and we were able to use that to create new stories,” said Piotr Babineo, Bloober Team CEO. “As a team, we wanted to create a tribute for Rutger, and the best way for us to do that was in our game. In a way, being able to share his voice again felt special.”

For more information, you can check out the full interview below.



Observer: System Redux is slated to release on November 10 for Xbox Series X and PC, with a PlayStation 5 release following on November 12. Did you play the original Observer? Are you excited about System Redux? Let us know in the comments below!

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