Will Be Re-Released On PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, And PC
Blade Runner the 1997 point-and-click adventure game, is being remastered by Nightdive Studios, who have a reputation remastering old titles.
The Blade Runner game, which is based on the 1982 film and was originally developed by Westwood Studios, follows detective Ray McCoy as he hunts down renegade replicants in a futuristic version of 2019 Los Angeles. It has sold over one million copies since its initial launch and won the “Game of the Year” award at the inaugural DICE Awards.
The new Blade Runner: Enhanced Edition is a “polished and premium restoration” of the original game based on Nightdive Studios’ in-house KEX game engine. It will feature updated character models, animations, and cutscenes, as well as widescreen support, keyboard and controller customization, and more. It will also support the original foreign language translations.
Nightdive CEO Stephen Kick said in a press release –
“Blade Runner is still a jaw-dropping achievement on every level, so while we’re using KEX to upgrade the graphics and respectfully elevate the gaming experience in a way you’ve never seen before, we’re still preserving Westwood’s vision and gameplay in all its glory,”
“While you can enjoy the benefits of playing the game on modern hardware, the game should look and feel not as it was, but as glorious as you remember it being.”
Blade Runner: Enhanced Edition is expected to be released on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, And PC later this year.