The classic game of 1997, Blade Runner, is getting ready to return with its renewed version. Developer Nightdive Studios talked about changes to the new game Blade Runner: Enhanced Edition.
Nightdive Studios partnered with filmmaker Alcon Entertainment to refresh the classic point-and-click adventure game Blade Runner. The studio was previously known for redeveloping classic games like System Shock and Turok: Dinosaur Hunter.
The game, which will return with the name Blade Runner: Enhanced Edition, will offer support for updated character models, animations, and intermediate scenes, as well as widescreen monitors. The controls will also be renewed for the keyboard and next-generation controllers. It will also come with French, Italian, German, and Chinese language support.
Nightdive CEO Stephen Kick said that they preserved the vision of Westwood Studios, who developed the original game and used the KEX Engine to upgrade the gaming experience. Westwood was acquired by Electronic Arts in the early 2000s after the Blade Runner it developed in 1997 and was later closed.
“Elevate the gaming experience in a way you’ve never seen before, 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,” said Stephen Kick. Nightdive is currently working on System Shock, as well as the new Blade Runner game. Blade Runner: Enhanced Edition is expected to arrive this year for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC.