Sci-Fi Dystopias Are Coming to the Next-Gen
The Blade Runner video game is getting a remastered version for the next generation of consoles. The news was broken today by the studio Nightdive. Blade Runner is a series that is dear to many people’s hearts. Whether or not you are nostalgic for the 1980s Harrison Ford version or the most recent make with Ryan Gosling, everyone seems to be drawn to the dark and dystopian world that the movies bring. The same thing applies to games. For those who are aware, or are too young to remember, there was in fact a Blade Runner video game that was made in 1997. The game did very well for itself and managed to sell millions of copies.
The original Blade Runner game was obviously inspired heavily by the Harrison Ford version in 1982. The same will be true this time around. It is a remaster after all. They will not be adding in Ryan Gosling. At least as far as we know.
Nightdive, the developers of the remaster have taken a lot of pride in trying to remain true to the original. The CEO of Nightdive said in an interview, “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.”
Remasters can are a bit of a controversial topic within the gaming community, but that does not mean they should be avoided entirely. There has been a lot of good remasters like the Halo: Combat Evolved and Halo 2. Hopefully, Nightdive is able to deliver and not upset longtime fans.
Blade Runner Remastered is going to drop sometime this year.