Nightdive Studios CEO Stephen Kick on his personal microblog explainedthat the American studio is working on remasters of several classic shooters.
Kika inspired the revelation more recent release User SentientCRT on Twitter, who posted an image with 25 iconic representatives of the FPS genre, published in the 90s of the last century.
SentientCRT encouraged commenters to pick one classic from each series (five in total), but Kik chose to note the following: “We’ve remastered four of them… and more are on the way…”
Nightdive Studios’ previous work modernizing ’90s shooters includes re-releases of the original Quake, Doom 64, Blood and PowerSlave. What other games will refresh in the studio is not specified.
On the published SentientCRT image you can also notice:
- Abyss: The Rift;
- Duke Nukem 3D;
- Marathon, Marathon 2: Durandal and Marathon Infinity;
- alien trilogy;
- Downfall and Downfall II
- Rise of the Triad: Dark War;
- shadow warrior;
- Golden Eye 007;
- Quake II and Quake III Arena;
- Unreal and unreal tournament;
- redneck rampage;
- Star Wars: Forces of Darkness;
- Wolfenstein 3D.
It’s worth noting that not all of the games listed require a Nightdive re-release. The original Half-Life has already received a fan-made remake, and rumor has it that an updated version of GoldenEye 007 is in development at another studio.
Nightdive Studios’ latest remaster was a failure: the long-suffering Blade Runner: Enhanced Edition hit shelves on July 23, disappointing fans with flaws, bugs and technical issues.