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Forsaken is being remastered by Nightdive Studios

By Shawn Knight · 11 replies
Jul 25, 2018
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  1. Forsaken, the acclaimed 3D first-person shooter from two decades ago, is getting remastered courtesy of Nightdive Studios.

    Forsaken launched on Windows PC in April 1998 before finding its way to the Nintendo 64 and PlayStation the following month. The game was one of the first console titles to offer six degrees of movement, something that PC players had already been enjoying with titles like Descent.

    According to Nightdive founder and CEO Stephen Kick, the remaster is intended to remind fans of the game more so than simply giving it a modern makeover. It’ll retain the original polygon count, for example, but will run at 60 frames per second. “This is the goal [the developers] had in mind, they just didn’t have the hardware at the time. I feel like it’s the ultimate experience for Forsaken,” Kick said.

    The same team that worked on the Turok remasters was tasked with refreshing Forsaken. The hardest part of a project like this isn’t the actual coding but rather, tracking down rights owners. Larry Kuperman, the studio’s director of business development, told Polygon that they were successful in doing so with Forsaken but it took some time to get the folks involved to recognize the opportunity in front of them.

    Nightdive’s remaster of Forsaken is scheduled for launch on July 31. It’ll be priced at $19.99 on Steam, GOG and Xbox One.

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  2. Julio Franco

    Julio Franco TechSpot Editor Posts: 8,216   +1,259

    Damn, I'm old.
     
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  3. Cycloid Torus

    Cycloid Torus Stone age computing - click on the rock below.. Posts: 3,973   +1,174

    Me Too
     
  4. Indigo5

    Indigo5 TS Member

    Me three.
     
  5. TomSEA

    TomSEA TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 3,109   +1,585

    Bet I'm older than all 3 of you - and that makes me REALLY old. ;)

    But I loved this game back in the day. I'll definitely pick up this remastered version.
     
  6. psycros

    psycros TS Evangelist Posts: 2,661   +2,416

    The sidecar. Need I say more?
     
  7. Bill Nguyen

    Bill Nguyen TS Rookie

    Classic? I don't remember this being a classic, more like it was notable for its bizarre sexy ad campaign with a tattooed model.
     
  8. Julio Franco

    Julio Franco TechSpot Editor Posts: 8,216   +1,259

    Now that I think about it, I was thinking Descent all along... which of course is even older, and the true classic.
     
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  9. Nocturne

    Nocturne TS Addict Posts: 171   +87

    Forsaken was basically like Halo (PC to console features), it was mainly known for bringing decent 6 degree styled vehicle combat to consoles.
     
    Last edited: Jul 25, 2018
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  10. penn919

    penn919 TS Maniac Posts: 261   +143

    As a kid, I remember looking at this cover art and wondering what this game would be about. I was maybe 9 or 10 yrs old.
     
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  11. Abraka

    Abraka TS Addict Posts: 176   +54

    Yasssss!! !!!
    The universe has heard my prayers!
     
  12. rvnwlfdroid

    rvnwlfdroid TS Booster Posts: 193   +49

    Wow, I haven't thought of this game in a long time. Truth be told I completely forgot about it. Although Descent I think about every once and a while. I remember using my Space Orb 360 for these games.
     

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