If you're someone who can appreciate some good ol' fashioned low-poly dinosaur killing, you're in luck, as developer Night Dive Studios has revealed that it's remastering Turok: Dinosaur Hunter as well as its sequel, Turok 2: Seeds of Evil, for the PC. For those not in the know, the Turok franchise originated on the Nintendo 64 in 1997, leading it to cult classic status despite poor commercial reception.
Night Dive Studios is known primarily for porting games, such as System Shock 2 and I Have No Mouth, and I Must Scream for compatibility with modern PCs.
"When Turok: Dinosaur Hunter was first released it was nothing short of revolutionary," proclaimed Stephen Kick, CEO of Night Dive Studios. "To that point, no game had ever offered the combination of graphics and an open world environment that Turok featured. We are very excited to have the opportunity to bring this great franchise back to life and to be able to share these great titles with today's gaming audience."
After launching nearly two decades ago, it's unclear whether Turok will actually benefit from the high-definition, high frame rate treatment on the PC. Instead, the franchise is more likely due for a complete overhaul more akin to what Square Enix is doing with Final Fantasy VII Remake.
Unfortunately, the disappointing sales figures of the original Turok releases, as well as the failed 2008 reboot, would suggest otherwise. Nonetheless, you'll be able to grab both Turok: Dinosaur Hunter and Turok 2: Seeds of Evil with "enhanced graphics and other improvements" on Steam, Humble, GOG, Gamersgate, and Green Man Gaming at an undisclosed point in the future.