The Blade Runner Recreation Remaster Was So Unpopular That the Devs Added the 1997 Model

Blade Runner: Enhanced Version was launched final week to such a poor reception that developer Nightdive Studios has now added a model of the 1997 unique to play on Steam as an alternative.

In an replace on the sport’s Steam web page, Nightdive co-founder Daniel Grayshon introduced that the 1997 model has been rebranded because the Traditional model and been added to the $9.99 bundle as a free replace.

“The free replace can be downloaded routinely and if you begin Blade Runner by way of Steam, you will be given a selection of launching the Enhanced Version or the Traditional model,” Grayshon mentioned. “There’s additionally an choice to play Blade Runner with some restored content material that was left unused from the unique sport.”

Blade Runner Traditional is definitely a fan-created re-release of the 1997 sport, recreated utilizing the ScummVM engine to assist deliver the hard-to-play sport again to life in kind of its unique kind. It has been accessible on GoG for over two years, however is now additionally on Steam.

The Enhanced Version at the moment has a “Largely Destructive” ranking on Steam, garnering an general 35/100 rating on the time of writing. Criticisms middle on how the remaster appears to be like, its new fonts, freshly added bugs and audio glitches, and extra.

One neighborhood reviewer, Tom Britton, mentioned “this isn’t an ‘enhanced’ version of that sport, it is truly loads worse and lacking a number of minor touches the unique has. Don’t purchase this model.” One other person, Monroe, mentioned “that is how the unique sport appears to be like like when your eyes are stuffed with tears within the rain,” whereas Damoclez beneficial gamers to “simply play the traditional version”.

In the identical replace, Grayshon instructed that the Nightdive group is conscious of the problems and planning to deal with them. “We’re taking a look at all of your suggestions for the sport, and we’re nonetheless engaged on our first official patch for the sport which can be coming as quickly as we are able to,” he mentioned.

Ryan Dinsdale is an IGN freelancer who often remembers to tweet @thelastdinsdale. He’ll discuss The Witcher all day.

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