Nightdive Studios has confirmed Blade Runner: Enhanced Version will not be launched this yr on the Nintendo Change and different platforms. In an interview with our associates over at Eurogamer, Nightdive’s CEO Stephen Kick stated the launch date was now “TBD”.
“There have been some obstacles we have needed to overcome when it comes to the outdated know-how the sport makes use of. And our hunt for the unique supply code and belongings have come up empty.”
Lengthy story quick, the supply code for Westwood’s traditional was misplaced when the studio was bought and relocated by Digital Arts in 1998, and though plenty of its previous work was uncovered by EA throughout the growth of the Comand & Conquer remaster not so way back, it is not believed to comprise Blade Runner content material.
Nightdive can also be struggling to get a transparent response from EA, and even when there may be something associated to Blade Runner in there, it is unlikely to be launched attributable to “authorized causes”. The studio has been left with no possibility however to reverse engineer the code, and there is been numerous different hiccups alongside the best way as properly, which have been described as a “actual problem”.
“It is simply taking a bit longer than we initially anticipated.”
Nightdive Studios is identical crew that is restored numerous classics akin to System Shock: Enhanced Version, Turok, Turok 2: Seeds of Evil and Forsaken Remastered.
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