It was in March 2020 when Nightdive Studios announced a remastered version of blade runner, a 1997 video game. The studio assured then that the title would be ready by the end of 2020. Of course, what was promised didn’t happen, and after several delays, we thought we’d never see it. Now we can finally tell you that Blade Runner: Extended Edition between usand you can enjoy it from now on.
Blade Runner: Extended Edition was released for PC, PS4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch. It sells for €9.99, and while it doesn’t offer a significant graphical improvement, the very fact that this game has been adapted to modern systems can already be considered a miracle.
In fact, the reason for all their delays is due to the source code and title materials. It happens that, as it happens with many old games, source code was lost in time. This prompted the developers of Nightdive Studios to reverse engineer the creation Blade Runner: Extended Edition.
We are in a really difficult middle ground where we cannot do what is usually done in remastering.
We had to invent new pipelines to extract the data and modify it to represent it at a slightly higher resolution or precision.
Stephen Kick, CEO Blade Runner: Extended Edition per gadget
More about Blade Runner: Extended Edition
As the name suggests, Blade Runner: Extended Edition follows the plot of the Ridley Scott film. In fact, the plot of the game runs parallel to the events of the film. However, in this iteration we take on the role of Ray McCoy, blade runner who must track down a group of replicants who have become outcasts.
original game blade runner included the participation of some actors from the 1982 film. Among them is Sean Young as Rachel. You will also be able to listen to some of the songs written by Vangelis, a famous composer blade runner who passed away not too long ago.
Changes in this remaster
- Improved higher quality graphics.
- Subtitle improvements.
- Higher resolution for in-game cutscenes.
- Significant FPS improvement in the game. Its number has increased from 15 in the original version to 60 in the remastered version.
- Compatible with most modern controls.
- Anisotropic texture filtering.
- track interface.
- Improvements for ACI (Assistant Integrated Knowledge).
All of these improvements will be available no matter what platform you play on.. For PC, you can buy the game at cook for a couple or G.O.G.. As for the consoles, you’ll have to go to the online stores of each to get it for just €9.99.
Of course, despite all the improvements, Blade Runner: Extended Edition will still feel pretty old. Not only because of the graphic part – after all, miracles do not happen either – but also because of the playability.
Source: Hiper Textual