The Remastered Version of 1997's 'Blade Runner' Game Is Finally Here

After being delayed since 2020.

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After a lengthy delay, the long-awaited remastered version of Westwood Studios’ 1997 cult classic Blade Runner is finally here. The game was originally slated for a 2020 release, but Nightdive Studios delayed the game indefinitely at the time, explaining that without Blade Runner‘s original code, the remastering process proved more difficult than the team first imagined.

Fortunately for fans of the cyberpunk franchise, the game has now been released, offering an increase in FPS from 15 to 60 for modern systems along with reworked character models, animation and in-game tools to help make your detective work more convenient.

As for those unfamiliar with the original game, the late ’90s title was created by Westwood Studios and remains one of the best video game adaptations of the Blade Runner series. Hailed as the best adventure game of 1998 by the Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences, PC Gamer and Computer Gaming World, the experience was one of the pioneers for branching storylines, presenting players with numerous different outcomes based on their interaction with NPCs. It also introduced the use of voxels, which are pixels with 3D attributes, as well as volumetric lighting.

For those interested, Blader Runner: Enhanced Edition is now available for PC via Steam, PlayStation, Xbox, and Switch.

Elsewhere in gaming, Square Enix producer Naoki Yoshida has confirmed that Final Fantasy XVI will not feature an open world.

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