Xbox 360 exclusive title, Deadlight, is shuffling over to the next generation with a Director's Cut
You know that feeling when you spot a game you really like the look of, but then discover that it's a console exclusive and you're unlikely to ever get the chance to play it - unless you shell out the cost of said console. It's a level of disappointment combined with just a hint of jealousy (only ever verging on the unreasonable), and it's no fun to watch one of these games pass you by.
Deadlight arrived on the Xbox 360 back in August of 2012 (and saw a PC version released in October of the same year), but never made it to the Playstation 3. Developer Tequila Works have since announced that they are working on the PS4 exclusive Rime -which, while taking on significantly different subject matter, also looks rather special - but gave no word of any further conversions based on their earlier side-scrolling zombie actioner.
So today it was something of a surprise when publisher Deep Silver unveiled a Director's Cut of the game via their Twitter account, set to appear on the Xbox One, PC and finally one of Sony's consoles, the PS4, later this year on June 21st. There was also a brief trailer, in case you have no idea what Deadlight is (or was).
Clearly Tequila Works are still hard at work on Rime (how about an update on that one guys?) as development of this remastering has been shared between the original studio and Abstraction Games, a group that specialises in porting games between formats.
Set in a zombie apocalypse of 1986, Randall Wayne must venture across the ravaged city of Seattle in an attempt to rejoin his family. Players make use of a mixture of platforming, combat and stealth, but supplies are limited so difficult choices have to be made.
This new version will include revamped controls, scaled up visuals (1080p, of course), fresh animations and a new mode called 'Survival Arena'. It's not exactly clear what this mode will entail, but it's described as "one of the toughest zombie challenges yet"...
Deadlight: Director's Cut, in spite of the core game's age, still looks and sounds like something I'd enjoy playing. How about you? Did this pass you by on the Xbox 360 back in 2012? Maybe you played it back then and have an opinion you'd like to share - this is precisely what the comments below are for. Have you been waiting for this to land on Playstation? Do you wish Tequila Works would hurry up and finish Rime too? Let me know what you think at the bottom here.
Eoin has been gaming for twenty-five years, worries he might be getting a little too old for it all, but hopes that he isn't. In the midst of an effort to find a future doing something he loves, he has taken to writing about his one enduring passion - video games.
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