The long-rumored remastered version of the 1997 Blade Runner adventure game is finally out starting today. Nightdive Studios has relaunched the game and is now available on Steam for Windows. It is also available on all consoles including PlayStation, Xbox and Switch. The new version is called Blade Runner: Enhanced Edition and it offers better FPS and some better in-game elements.
Blade Runner: Enhanced Edition offers 60 FPS gameplay
Blade Runner: Enhanced Edition now offers gameplay at 60 fps, which is a vast improvement over the 15 fps gameplay on the original. But the original still offered one of the best graphics of the time. The new one, however, doesn’t do much to improve the graphics, in fact, its trailer has received mixed reviews.
The upgraded version offers a slightly better view in certain parts of the game, but for most of the game, it turns out to be blurry. Nightdive Studios seems to have used some reverse-engineering and machine learning to achieve some clarity in the visuals, but with some details missing it appears blurry.
What you get on the basic version is subtitles and controller support. Also, now it’s on the console, finally exiting the desktop. That said, those who haven’t played it, or who have a console, can try it out later this week. It is also available on PC.
Blade Runner: Upgraded Edition costs $10/Rs. 349 hrs Steam for PC.
Blade Runner is set in Los Angeles, where the story of an elite detective named Ray McCoy is being told. Back then, it was advertised as the first real-time 3D adventure game and was considered a huge leap forward for the gaming industry. It has also received the ‘Computer Adventure Game of the Year’ award at the time of release.
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