The flawed remake of XIII is currently being remade by an entirely different developer after it was released to rave reviews in 2020.
Announced on Steam page of the gamepublisher Microids has revealed that the remake of XIII will essentially be released again thanks to a major update coming on September 13.
The massive update from French studio Tower Five will redefine the art style (which has been criticized for ditching the original comic book look), enhance the AI, rework the HUD, improve the sound design, and add multiplayer for up to 13 players.
XIII will be released on Nintendo Switch on the same day (will run at 30fps) and Microids update also mentions PS5 and Xbox Series versions (will run at 60fps) ).
“In order to achieve quality standards and deliver the ultimate gaming experience, Microids has decided to entrust the development of XIII Remake to French studio Tower Five,” the post reads. “Working hard for over a year on a major update, this update will be released on September 13th.
“On that day, owners of the game will get the free update and enjoy the game as intended. The development studio has remade the entire game from Art Direction to AI and added many technical improvements. art.”
XIII Remake – 3 New Screenshots
Those who purchased XIII on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One when it was released in November 2020 will therefore receive the update for free. The game has been heavily criticized for a multitude of technical issues among other things, and currently has an “extremely negative” rating on Steam.
The original developer PlayMagic, who will not be contributing to the remake of the remake, apologized at the time along with Microids, saying that “player expectations were not met by the launch version and we hear legitimate criticism and frustration.”
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