Classic 6-degrees-of-freedom shooter Forsaken is back. Nightdive Studios, the masters of resurrecting old games which everyone’s sort of forgotten about, have announced Forsaken Remastered, an updated version of the cyberpunk 6DOF shooter remade for modern machines.
Anyone who had the pleasure of playing Forsaken back in the day can probably attest that the performance was pretty terrible. It was the early days of 3D and our standards were shockingly low. This time around, Forsaken Remastered is going to be capable of running at a crisp 60 frames per second, with high-resolution support, while retaining the original’s low polygon counts.
“This is how the developers saw themselves,” said Nightdive founder Stephen Kick to Polygon, “this is the goal they had in mind, they just didn’t have the hardware at the time. I feel like it’s the ultimate experience for Forsaken.
“It was one of the first games I remember playing after getting my first 3D accelerator card,” Kick said. “It did an exceptional job of introducing people to things like dynamic lighting.”
If you’re familiar with Descent then you probably know the drill by now. In Forsaken you pilot a craft through twisting, turning, maze-like maps where you can move upwards and downwards alongside the usual back to forth and side to side.
It’s all fairly stomach-churning stuff and you haven’t got long to wait either; Forsaken Remastered launches on July 31st for PC and Xbox One, priced at $19.99.