Nightdive Studios revealed today that they have partnered with Alcon Entertainment to bring Blade Runner: Enhanced Edition to Steam and modern consoles this year (including Switch, Xbox and PlayStation devices).
While a version of the original 1997 Westwood Studios classic is already available on GOG, this Enhanced Edition will include updated character models and animations, upscaled cutscenes (using machine learning algorithms), widescreen resolution support and other much needed tweaks. Of course, Nightdive Studios has pledged to preserve the original look and feel of the game, as it was already pretty much perfect.
Blade Runner is still a jaw-dropping achievement on every level, so while we’re using KEX to upgrade the graphics and respectfully elevate the gaming experience in a way you’ve never seen before, we’re still preserving Westwood’s vision and gameplay in all its glory. While you can enjoy the benefits of playing the game on modern hardware, the game should look and feel not as it was, but as glorious as you remember it being.
Nightdive CEO Stephen Kick.