WE’VE NEVER ACTUALLY SPOKE ON THE PHONE WITH RUTGER HAUER
Hello, yes, is this Rutger Hauer?
...Yes? Who is this?
Oh, hey there, hi. I’m Alex, I write the daily copy at Chrono.gg, and we’re selling your new game >observer_ as a launch day deal on Tuesday. Would you mind if I asked you a few questions?
Umm...no? But why would a game be on sale on launch day, doesn’t that seem counterintuitive?
I could see how you might be worried about that, but don’t worry, >observer_ itself will still be full price.
Yeah. It’s just that if you buy it from us here at Chrono, you ALSO get a copy of Layers of Fear for free, which is like a $20 value. That’s a pretty dope deal, if you ask me.
Nice, nice, nice...but what is Layers of Fear?
Well, it’s actually the last game made by Bloober Team, who as you probably know, also made >observer_.
But where >observer_ is set in dystopian 2084 Poland, and you’re a new type of cop that can hack into people’s minds, in Layers of Fear you’re a mentally unstable painter.
Hmm...mentally unstable, huh?
Yes, Mr. Hauer.
Well then, lemme ask you this: what’s to stop an Observer from getting in there, hacking into this painter dude’s mind, and taking care of business?
Well, for one, they’re two separate games…
I see...but don’t you automatically get both of them when you buy my new game >observer_?
Yes, but games don’t really work like that?
Yeah, you can’t just mix and match features from various games together into some kind of weird fever dream.
You kind of can in >observer_…
Okay, you know what? That’s fair. But I actually think I’m gonna take off now.
Really? But we just started talking!
I know, Mr. Hauer, but talking to celebrities, especially ones I’m a huge fan of, makes me really nervous.
B-b-but...I've seen things you people wouldn't believe. Attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion. I watched C-beams glitter in the dark near the Tannhäuser Gate. All those moments will be lost, in time, like tears in rain.
Okay, Mr. Hauer.