The remake of the cult FPS XIII was a little bit of a large number when it launched again in 2020, providing up poor efficiency, wonky AI, and an absence of visible model. Surprisingly, fairly than simply sheepishly moving on, writer Microids has dedicated to a full revamp of the remake underneath new developer Tower Five (authentic dev PlayMagic have apparently been given their strolling papers).
Microids and Tower Magic are promising improved AI, a refined artwork model, reworked HUD, 60fps on next-gen consoles, on-line multiplayer, and extra. So, have they delivered? Well, you can begin to guage for your self, as some new gameplay of the remake of the remake has been launched. Check it out, beneath.
Well, the gameplay positively seems to be extra competent, and the 60fps is a welcome addition, however the factor that actually set the initially XIII aside – it’s super-stylized comedian guide artwork model – remains to be largely MIA. Sure, this new model has added some stronger outlines to issues for extra of a cell-shaded look, however it’s a far cry from the trendy authentic game. Microids’ CEO had the next to say in regards to the authentic botched remake of XIII and their plans to enhance it earlier this summer season…
“We are totally conscious and terribly sorry that the preliminary launch of XIII Remake on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC. The game didn’t attain gamers’ anticipated high quality requirements. A bit greater than a 12 months in the past we took the choice to rent the studio Tower Five to complete the event of the game. Tower Five labored with us previously, notably on the nice port of Agatha Christie: The ABC Murders on Nintendo Switch.
We actually wished to take the time to repair the game and provide house owners of XIII Remake a free update paying the absolute best tribute to the unique game all of us love. The Nintendo Switch model of the game will after all profit from all of the work finished to enhance the game in addition to the multiplayer mode, which can mark the top of the game’s growth. We can’t anticipate gamers to place their palms on this improved model of the game and (re)uncover the basic adventures of Agent XIII.”
The XIII Remake is on the market on PC, Xbox One, and PS4, and could be performed through backward compatibility on Xbox Series X/S and PS5. The free update to the game, together with the Nintendo Switch model, arrives on September 13.