Nightdive Studios is releasing a Blade Runner remaster

Nightdive Studios is releasing a Blade Runner remaster

Nightdive Studios has teamed up with Alcon Entertainment for a remaster of the 1997 Blade Runner game.

As reported by The Hollywood Reporter, the original title – based on Ridley Scott's movie – was a point-and-click action-adventure title for PC – it was released in 1997.

Despite the original code for the game being lost, Nightdive has reverse-engineered the code.

"It's true that the original Blade Runner source code was lost," said Nightdive head of business development Larry Kuperman.

"We painstakingly reverse-engineered the code, importing it into our own KEX engine, a powerful tool that allows us to do console ports of classic titles, even in the face of quite challenging situations."

The company will use its KEX engine to give the game a "polished and premium restoration."
"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," said Nightdive CEO Stephen Kick.

"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 will be released for PC, Xbox One, PS4 and Nintendo Switch later this year.

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